Presentation on theme: "Madiba has Died. An example of FORGIVENESS "As I walked toward the gate that led to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred inside,"— Presentation transcript:
"As I walked toward the gate that led to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred inside, I would still be in prison."
JESUS: Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. … For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:12–15)
JESUS: “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.” (Matthew 18:35)
“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
JESUS: All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matthew 10:22)
JESUS: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
JESUS: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. … (John 15:18–20)
“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27)
An example of ACCEPTING THE EQUALITY OF ALL PEOPLES
“Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.”
1. WE WERE ALL CREATED EQUAL Genesis 1:26–27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
2. WE ALL MESSED UP EQUALLY Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
3. WE WERE ALL EQUALLY PROVIDED FOR Galatians 3:28 (In Christ) There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
JESUS: People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” … And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:13–16)
Numbers 20:29 When the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days.
Psalm 121:1–2 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from? MY HELP COMES FROM THE LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 46 GOD is our refuge and strength, an ever- present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. …
“BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”