This weekend we continued our series with a special guest preacher, Bishop TD Jakes.  We learned last week that sometimes we are in a waiting room because of something God needs to teach us, or do through us.  This week we talked about the self-enforced waiting room of unforgiveness.

Bishop Jakes shared from Matthew 18 and the story of the unmerciful servant.  Before he got to the parable, he pointed out verse 20 where Jesus said, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  He said that our vertical relationship with Christ depends on our horizontal relationships with others.

When we do not forgive others, we really only hurt ourselves.  Bishop Jakes said, “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for someone else to die.” He also said, “You may be right about what hurt you, but wrong about how you are handling it.”  He told us we must learn from the story and, “Flow in the mercy we were given.”

There was so much packed into the message.  You can listen to it at the Elevation Network, on our Podcast and in our archive.  You can also purchase Bishop Jakes’ new book, Let It Go, a book all about how to forgive.

I hope you have a great Monday!