The Hurt That Stole Christmas
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25–27, Ephesians 4:30–32
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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
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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.
Keith & Gay Anthony
Carl & Joy Frazee
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!
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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
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warehouse247 Student Ministry
Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm. A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students. Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching