Unpacking Forgiveness: A Purpose
Text: 2 Cor. 1:3-11
We who, amid suffering and unpacking forgiveness, have been emboldened by our heavenly Father1 to continue forward,2 — we are especially qualified to encourage others.3
- Our merciful Father is the source of all comfort. The combination of “father” and mercy is beautiful:
- The word translated “comfort” might be better translated as “encourage” or “embolden” (cf. 2 Cor 9:5, 10:1).
- Those who have been emboldened amid pain are especially qualified to encourage others.
The sermon on forgiveness that pastor Chris referred to can be found here.