In this sermon, Pastor John used John 13:34-35 to explain how Jesus calls us to love and forgive those around us. Below you will find a chart that describes the difference between caring and curing, which is explained in the sermon.
Caring Vs Curing

What Forgiveness Is:

  • Being aware of what someone has done and still forgiving them
  • Choosing to keep no record of wrong
  • Refusing to punish
  • Not telling what they did
  • Being merciful
  • Being gracious
  • An inner condition of the heart
  • Absence of bitterness 

What Forgivenenss Is Not:

  • Approval of what they did 
  • Excusing what they did 
  • Justifying what they did
  • Pardoning what they did
  • Reconciliation 
  • Denying what they did 
  • Blindness to what happened
  • Forgetting
  • Refusing to take the wrong seriously 
  • Pretending you are not hurt