Forgiveness

Consider how important it is to forgive other people when we have been wronged or hurt by them. It is never easy, but it is necessary if we are going to experience the type of meaningful relationships that honor God and make our lives abundant. The Bible gives us clear directions on how we should forgive others.
First, we should be ready to forgive.
Jesus said,   “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”  
Pastor Bill Hybels wrote… “My rough guess is that about 90 percent of relational breakdowns can be healed by applying this one verse.” 
Second, we should be ready to forgive quickly.
Jesus also said, So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”    
Third, we should be ready to forgive completely.
The Apostle Paul wrote, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.   It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 
If we are ready to forgive others and ready to forgive both quickly and completely, then I believe we will experience God-honoring relationships and the abundant life Jesus came to give us.
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St. Clair County Community College is offering a variety of athletics and arts camps this summer for youth in grades 4 through 12.
 
Athletic camps take place in the SC4 Fieldhouse, except for softball camps at North River Road Park and baseball camps at Sanborn Park. Camps are led by SC4 coaches and student-athletes. To find more information and register for SC4 athletic camps, visit  sc4.edu/camps , email  athletics@sc4.edu  or call 810-989-5670.
 
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Historic Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will be having their "Annual Women's Day" on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The morning Worship Service and Pastor Sandra Woodyard of St. Paul AME Church will be speaking at 11:00 am, 1st Lady Rev. Deborah Miller of Restoration Christian Community Church will be speaking at 4:00 pm. The theme this year is Women of God - Walking in the Light, with the scripture being Matthew 5:16. If you have any questions please contact Sis. Delores Johnson at 810-394-6022.
HOME PLATE 2019
Saturday, June 8
Location: Comerica Park
Program Time: 12:30 PM
Game Time 4:10 PM
Tigers' Opponent: Minnesota Twins
Expected Attendance: 5,000 - 7,000 People

Our  HOME PLATE 2019  date will be  Saturday, June 8 . Our program will begin at 12:30 PM. The game time is at 4:10 PM. The Tigers have scheduled an  On-The-Field Baseball Clinic  (between the program and game) on the day of our event. The ticket price is $34.00 per ticket (includes game ticket, program ticket, souvenirs, $5.00 meal coupon, and access to on-the-field baseball clinic).
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