Baggage Week 2

BAGGAGE                                                                                              Relational Baggage

Genesis 11:27-28 “This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth.”    NIV

Genesis 11:31-32  “Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there. Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran.”    NIV

Keeps us from our potential. 

Psalm 73:21-22   “When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant…”     NIV

Pollutes our other relationships. 

Hebrews 12:15   Make sure no one gets left out of God's generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.     Message

• It makes us defensive. 

• It makes us distant. 

• It makes us demanding. 

Destroys our relationship with God.

Mark 11:25  When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins too.”     New Living

Matthew 6:12, 14    “Forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. . . . For if you forgive others when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”    NIV

The Healing Process 

Psalm 147:3   “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”    NIV

1. Reveal the hurt. 

Psalm 32:3   “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.”     NIV

Psalm 39:2   “But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.”     NIV

2. Release the people.

Matthew 18:21, 22    Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus said “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”     NIV

1 Peter 2:23    “When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”      NIV

3. Refocus on Godʼs plan.

Genesis 50:19-20  “Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done…”      NIV

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