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“Family Reunion“

Speaker: Troy Champ

Series: Closer Than You Think

Primary text: Genesis 42-44

Speaker: Troy Champ
Series: Closer Than You Think
Primary text: Genesis 42-44

Forgiveness is free, but trust is earned.

Forgiveness is free but trust is earned.

We can learn a lot about healthy forgiveness in the context of Henry Cloud’s “Boundaries”. He distinguishes forgiveness from reconciliation and from trust. Forgiveness deals with our past, reconciliation concerns the present, and trust looks to the future. They are distinct actions. May God show you why you should forgive, how you can reconcile, and when you can trust.

The Bible hands us examples of people who can change and incredible examples of forgiveness. Like Joseph and Judah. But as we face a challenge of forgiving, perhaps we should consider the backdrop of Christ’s work for us. Luke 23:34 – Jesus said “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

Other texts in this message: Philippians 1:9, Luke 23:34


Book Recommendations:
by Henry Cloud; If you’re perhaps too trusting, if you keep getting walked on. Get this book. Having boundaries will help you navigate those difficult relationship and show you forgiveness does not invite anyone to keep hurting you.
Necessary Endings
by Henry Cloud. Check out chapter 6: Hoping vs. Wishing.

Verse for the Week: Philippians 1:9

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Worship Songs

Your Love Awakens Me
Chris Quilala and Phil Wickham

I Will Boast In Christ
Reuben Morgan and Scott Ligertwood

The Wonderful Cross
Lowell Mason, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin, J.D. Walt, and Issac Watts

What a Beautiful Name
Brooke Ligertwood and Ben Fielding


Closer Than You Think, Philippians 1:9, Luke 23:24, Genesis 42-44, Troy Champ

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