Andy Stanley

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THE TWELVE APOSTLES At about that same time he climbed a mountain to pray.  He was there all night in prayer before God.  The next day he summoned his disciples; from them he selected twelve he designated as apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, Andrew, his brother, James, John Philip Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, son…

“Whose failure would you secretly celebrate?”    ENEMIES OF THE HEART   Breaking Free From The Four Emotions That Control You Andy Stanley

If you’re a Christian, you aren’t expected to treat others the way you’ve been treated by others; you’ve been called to treat people the way you’ve been treated by your Father in heaven.  You don’t forgive because the other person deserves it; you forgive because you’ve been forgiven. Andy Stanley  Breaking Free from the Four…

In the shadow of my hurt, forgiveness feels like a decision to reward my enemy. But in the shadow of the cross, forgiveness is merely a gift from one undeserving soul to another.  Forgiveness is the gift that ensures my freedom from a prison of bitterness and resentment.  When I accept forgiveness from God, I’m…