Looking in the Mirror

As I read through this week’s lesson, Chapter 8: Forgiveness, I kept thinking about this concept of looking in the mirror.  Our author does a great job of discussing the expectations that we have on receiving forgiveness from God and others we’ve “wronged”, but are often slow to grant the same forgiveness in the same manner.  That’s where I had this vision of someone, maybe even me, looking in the mirror and questioning their own abilities to forgive.

There’s a great discussion about the costs associated with forgiveness.  Our author explains:

“Forgiveness is costly.  It means canceling a debt when we feel we have every right to demand payment.  It means absorbing the pain, hurt, shame and grief of someone’s sin against us.  It means looking for repentance and restoration.”

So how do we tackle this “cost”?  Well, luckily we have Rob Miller leading us this week to discuss this week’s chapter.

Meet at the Cornwell Center starting at 7:30 am on Friday.  Rob will lead us beginning at 7:45 am.

And, don’t forget that we’ll start the next series the Friday after Labor Day weekend, September 6th.  Details on the next study series and our upcoming meeting schedule are in last week’s update at this LINK.

Peace!

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Looking Ahead to Our NEXT Study: “Twelve Ordinary Men” by John MacArthur

We’ve got two more lessons in our current study, but I wanted to share information about our next study as well as some related calendar dates.

By popular demand, we are re-visiting a study we’ve done before….because it packs such a powerful lesson for all men, especially today!

Twelve Ordinary Men” by John MacArthur.  You can order the book at this linkTwelve Ordinary Men

We will tackle this study over a 10-week stretch: September 6th thru November 8th

August 23 will be a special “breakfast fellowship” at the People’s Market at 1315 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC from 7:30 am – 8:30 am.

And August 30 will be a “FMMF Charlotte” holiday in advance of Labor Day weekend.

Sign up to lead our Twelve Ordinary Men (TOM) study at the FMMF Charlotte sign-up page:  FMMF Charlotte sign up page

Finally, as always, a new FMMF study is a great way to invite one individual or several to check out our Friday morning fellowship.  I encourage you to extend that invitation today!

Peace!