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The Hurt That Stole Christmas

November 28, 2021 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: The ______ that Stole Christmas

Scripture: Ephesians 4:25–4:27, Ephesians 4:30–4:32

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Message Points 

THE HURT THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS
Ephesians 4:25-27, Ephesians 4:30-32

Introduction: Jesus came that you could live in freedom--free from the bondages of sin and hurt. His desire is for you to live in the reality He has provided.

Jesus said, (from Isaiah 61:1):
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” (Luke 4:18)

Where Can Hurt Originate?

People (those closest to you can hurt you the most)

Expectations (the higher your expectations the greater potential for hurt)

Deprived Feelings (not getting what you feel you deserve)

Undeserved Injustice (getting what you feel you do not deserve)

Misunderstandings & Misjudgments (the inability to discern)

 

How Can Hurt Damage You?

From the Emotions—Anger (explode or implode) (Ephesians 4:26-27)

From the Mind—Bitterness (Ephesians 4:30-31) (Hebrews 12:14-15)

From the Will—Unforgiveness (Ephesians 4:32)
--forgiveness is always a choice
--forgiveness addresses the hurt you tend to avoid
--forgiveness involves a cost to restore the relationship

 

What Are the Reasons You May Not Address Your Hurt?

Pride (you don’t need help with your hurt)

Pretense (you pretend that the hurt is not there)

Panic (your hurt produces fear that leads to anxiety)

Perks (you like the attention of being the victim)

 

How Should You Confront Your Hurt?

Acknowledge the hurt you have towards God for allowing it

Recognize that your bitterness and unforgiving spirit is wrong

Accept that the charges you have must be dropped

Realize all your judgments must be canceled

 

How Do You Know If You Have Handled Your Hurt Correctly?

Anger will turn to a gentle spirit

Bitterness will turn to a grateful heart

Compassion will replace a grieving resentment

Deception will be enlightened by Godly truth

Enslavement will give way to glorious freedom

 

Giving

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Pleasant City's Grand Christmas

Sunday, December 19th 6-8pm at the LeGrand Center

Join us as we celebrate our Savior’s birth. Doors open at 5:30 for photos refreshments, & to reserve seats.  Pre-K childcare will be available during worship. Families are encouraged to stay for dinner & entertainment. We will serve lasagna, salad, bread, & dessert (child option: mac & cheese).

You MUST RSVP by 12/12.  To RSVP, click: HERE

 

Homebound Christmas Cards

Collection Deadline: December 5

Drop off Cards at the church office or at the bright red mailboxes at the Christmas Trees in the Worship Center. 

Our Homebound:

Mary Allman
Keith & Gay Anthony
Rita Barr
Pat Batchelor
Ollie Bramlett
Sue Daniels
Wanda Farrell
Carl & Joy Frazee
Kathleen Goforth
Myrl Granger
Jim Postelle
Sara Smith
Martha Strickland

 

Pleasant City 101

December 5—11:00am  Connect Hall - Room 1

Connecting people into the life of our church.  Come find out who we are; what we are about; and how YOU can be a part of it!

For more infomation, click: HERE

 

Celebrate Recovery 

Dec 2—6:30pm—Fellowship Hall

Volunteer Meeting. Interested in volunteering? Come join us!

 

Stand Up For Jesus Rally 

A Cleveland County Event

Sunday, December 5—2:00pm—Shelby High Football Field

A gathering of local churches in Cleveland County.

 

Clubhouse Kids Ministry

To view Clubhouse Resources which include: Worship Experiences (Bible Story), Godtime Cards, and Parent Guides: Click HERE

 

warehouse247 Student Ministry

Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm.  A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students.  Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching

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