Hi, my name is Chris Overstreet, with Bethel Church and Compassion to Action. You’re watching God Today. Listen, I just want to tell you really quickly that unforgiveness is like drinking poison, hoping that someone else is punished by it. Many years ago, I used to beat my brother, before I got born again, and he would cry for mercy but I thought it was funny to be able to see him suffer. But, when I was 18 years old someone began to share Jesus with me, and I didn’t want to hear anything about Jesus, but this man was persistent about the Gospel piercing my heart. You see, I needed forgiveness. In order for you to really begin to forgive other people, you have to understand that you need forgiveness.
I received forgiveness and I got a hold of my brother and I asked him, “Please forgive me for everything that I’ve ever done to you”. Well, I did that for years. Out of the blue, he called me, and this had been years later. And he said, “Chris, God’s been speaking to me, and this is what he said, if I was really going to follow Him and be a disciple of Jesus Christ, I have to forgive you. And over the telephone, he... Start a free trial to watch the video and read the rest of the transcript!
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