Be Free

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Forgiveness is the key to new life.

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Matthew 18:21-22
Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”

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Jesus says we must forgive…always. There is no limit.

Forgiveness frees us from bondage.

That doesn’t mean we have to accept being treated unjustly or to accept others being treated unjustly.

Jesus confronted all the unjust systems of government and religion and worked at changing them…but he did it with love and compassionnot with hate and aggression.

We will also encounter resistance, struggles and persecution…just like Jesus who ended up on a cross. That’s where he gave us the ultimate example of forgiveness:

“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

This is the path we are called to follow.

It’s the path to transformation and new life.

Many who witness our walk will then be open to God’s transformative Love as well.

Jesus showed us that in the end…there will always be resurrection.

Love is victorious!

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Listen to the song of the day “Salvation” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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