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« on: March 19, 2007, 02:12:09 PM »

I was sharing with the folk on Sunday how I had a bad debtor to my small gotcha187. The situation was becoming increasingly unpleasant. As I prayed, read the word and meditated I felt the Lord gave me me an answer.

I wrote a letter to that bad debtor saying that, since the Lord had forgiven me so much more and has instructed me to forgive I had chosen to forgive him and free him from his debt. I then reminded him of the far greater forgiveness he has received from God through our Lord Jesus Christ and invited him to commit his life into God's care. He came to visit me and I was further able to establish him in the truth. He promised to pay his debt but I told him that was not necessary since I had forgiven him. I reminded him that God does not forgive us and then hold us to our debt and that forgiveness that demanded payment was not really forgiveness at all.

I have to confess that I have not had a bad debt since then and, as I lightly told the church folk, I rather assume that the devil won't allow it as he always seeks to prevent the gospel from being preached. I also advise others in business to make the most of their opportunities and, if they have bad debtors follow my example.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 02:49:27 PM »

Amen! It is a wondrous example of the grace of God.

Mat 6:12  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.


Joh 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007, 09:08:35 PM »

Amen! An excellent testimony of the power of God. 

Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2007, 04:08:10 PM »

It seems when we really put our faith into practice....that is when people come to Christ or are at least more receptive!


...walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Eph. 4:1-3
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 12:35:00 AM »


Brother Jerry

I am like most fathers.  I, like most, want more for my children than I have.

I am unlike most fathers.  What I would like my children to have more of is crowns to lay at Jesus feet.
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