Radical Forgiveness

July 24, 2017

One of the most radical teachings that Jesus taught and exemplified in his life was the teaching of forgiveness. His teachings on letting go of judgments and releasing forgiveness to others challenge our social norms and tendencies in every way. Our hearts seek revenge naturally. We seek to bring justice and make wrong things right. Jesus teaches us to be radical in our following his example by giving forgiveness and grace freely to others who do not deserve it. What did Jesus teach about forgiveness? Matthew 18:15-35 Jesus teaches us not to harbor anger and bitterness but to confront people about the ways they have hurt us. Jesus teaches us not to gossip and slander people but rather to go directly to them about the offense. Jesus teaches us that when we learn to let go of our offenses and come together in agreement that He will be in our midst. Jesus teaches us that when we walk in this radical forgiveness that anything is possible. Jesus teaches us to forgive others even when they hurt us over and over and over again. Jesus teaches us to see that the debt we may be owed by others pale in comparison to the debt we owe due to our sins before God. Jesus teaches us that if we don’t forgive others that we actually forfeit the incredible blessings that come from enjoying the forgiveness and grace of God.   How did Jesus model forgiveness? Luke 23:26-43 Jesus modeled forgiveness for us by going to the cross for the sins of humanity. Jesus modeled forgiveness by making a declaration of forgiveness...

Encounter Outreach

What is Encounter Outreach?

Take the City is partnering with Every Home for Christ to equip and activate the local believers to see our WHOLE city reached with the GOOD NEWS.

We believe it takes ONE ENCOUNTER WITH GOD to shake up and transform a person’s life, to give hope to the hopeless, restoration to the broken and healing to the hurting.

How can we respond?

We have been given the honor of playing a pivotal role in sharing the Good News with the world, inviting others to experience the saving love of God. When we intentionally interact with the people around us, we see amazing things happen!

Come join us for ENCOUNTER OUTREACH. We will have a time of equipping, activating and sending. As well as a time afterwards to dialogue about what God did during the outreach and how we can implement this in our personal lives.

This event will be in partnership and hosted with “City Gate Church” in Phenix City, AL.