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  • ChristmasA Time For-giving

  • The Quandaryof Family ChristmasA Time For-giving

  • Genesis 45:1-2 (NIV)Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, "Have everyone leave my presence!" So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it.

  • Choose toPray For Them

  • Luke 6:27-28 (NIV)Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

  • Luke 23:34 (NIV)Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

  • Romans 12:14 (NIV)Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

  • Choose toForgive Them

  • Matthew 6:14 (NIV)For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

  • Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins (misses the mark) against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

  • Colossians 3:13 (NIV)Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  • Choose toBless Them

  • Romans 12:19-20 (NIV)Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."

  • Romans 12:21 (NIV)Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

  • The Three Choices

    Choose to Pray for themChoose to Forgive themChoose to Bless them

  • The Quandaryof Family ChristmasA Time For-giving