Reconciliation Not Revenge

Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Whitaker

Jesus tells us that anger is a great problem. We may think because we have not murdered anyone that our anger is not a problem. Anger leads to the breaking of relationships. Anger leads to revenge. Jesus wants our goal to be reconciliation which means forgiveness must begin in our hearts. Forgiveness is dealing with inner anger and being willing to bear our wrath in order to set another free. Forgiveness is being willing to admit we are wrong.