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Forgiveness Becomes Central Message for Thanksgiving Service

  Forgiving someone who hurt you is hard, but as Christians we should love those that sin against us. This was the message delivered by Western Pennsylvania, the United Methodist
22 Aug 2016 09:28
Forgiveness Becomes Central Message for Thanksgiving Service
United Methodist Church’s Assistant Bishop William Meekins Jnr preaching at the church’s annual conference thanksgiving church service at Centenary Church in Suva yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

 

Forgiving someone who hurt you is hard, but as Christians we should love those that sin against us.

This was the message delivered by Western Pennsylvania, the United Methodist Church, Assistant Bishop William Meekins Jnr during the church’s annual conference thanksgiving church service at Centenary Church in Suva yesterday.

He said Christians should become people of reconciliation and they should not isolate themselves from trying to mend relationships.

Reverend Meekins Jnr said the Lord’s Prayer spoke about forgiveness and it was important that Christians know the prayer by heart.

He also told church members that they should be rooted in Christ if they wanted to overcome challenges they encounter in life.

“Live in the ways of Christ and see where it will take you and it will enable us not to fear challenges that come our way.

“We should use our resources to help the kingdom of God here on earth by making a difference in someone’s life,” Reverend Meekins Jnr said.

He said a person needed to love themselves.

“If we can’t love ourselves than it’s easy to bring harm to someone else,” Reverend Meekins Jnr said.

He also reminded church members not to trust every human philosophy, but instead read their bible and pray more often.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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