In the conversation for Sunday, February 11, 2018, Pastor Stuart Nice continues the series titled, Keys to Growing Relationships, focusing this week on forgiveness. In this talk, he shares with us how love covers a multitude of sins.
Sacred Reading 00:00-26:00, Conversation 26:00-59:45
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading. Below are the guidelines for each of the four readings of the practice.
- Read: Read the passage and receive it as God’s message to you.
- Reflect: Read the passage again and look for the word or phrase that the Holy Spirit highlights to your heart.
- Respond: Take the highlighted words and make them a prayer.
- Rest: Rest your heart on God’s promises.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
Colossians 3:12-15a (NLT)