God’s gift in this lesson is forgiveness. Forgiveness, both given and received, requires a heart of brokenness to reach true repentance and a heart of humility to ask forgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice, not an emotion. Forgiveness is not dependent on someone deserving it; it is about cancelling a debt and expecting nothing in return. Unforgiveness creates bondage; forgiveness breaks those chains and brings freedom. Our ability to forgive can be exponentially changed when we realize how much we need to be forgiven.
People who pray make a difference. That’s why we want to send you Pastor Allen’s book Today I Will: 30 Days of Prayer – along with a beautiful olive wood Christmas ornament – as our gift to thank you for your support today. Request yours when you give by December 31 to help Intend take the Gospel further in 2017!
Since its inception in 2010, Intend Ministries has taken this mission seriously and has developed tools to take the message of God’s Word to where people live around the corner or across the globe. This is being accomplished through such avenues as creating curricula for small group Bible studies (called “God Spots”), hosting conferences and training pastors around the world, and engaging in a national and international television ministry.
About Allen Jackson
Allen Jackson is passionate about helping people become Christ-followers who “respond to God’s invitations for their life.” He has served World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee as senior pastor since 1989. Under his leadership, the fellowship has grown to a congregation of over 10,000. Pastor Allen’s messages are broadcast via television to over 25 million households and stream over the Internet to 139 countries. Through Intend Ministries, he coaches pastors and publishes small-group curriculum. Pastor Allen holds degrees from Oral Roberts University and Vanderbilt University and has studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.