My name is Stacy Lowe, and I’m here to lead you into our Week 2 Bible Study Companion (BSC) lesson.
While our Forgiving What You Can’t Forget study is about learning to forgive others, today’s lesson addresses something also important: learning to forgive ourselves.
I want to do right in the world. I want to always be kind and compassionate and patient and loving. But no matter how strongly I wish that was me 100% of the time, it’s just not. Some days I blow it. Badly. And I will beat myself up for it repeatedly. I know I’m not the only one who struggles with this.
Until God calls us home, this up-and-down, back-and-forth kind of existence is one we have to live with. But it’s NOT one we have to be enslaved to.
In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at two different people in the Bible who always tried to do things right. They both had a personal encounter with Jesus, but their responses to His invitation were very different.
We’ll take a look at what happened afterward for each, what we can learn from them both, and how we can truly be free.
BIBLE STUDY COMPANION
(If completing the BSC lesson digitally, when done, click Print, then change the destination to PDF. This will allow you to save a copy of the BSC with your answers typed in!)
When you’re ready, turn to pages 9-20 of the BSC, and let’s begin!
Heart to Heart:
Why do you think we struggle to forgive ourselves?
P.S. Each week of the BSC is a standalone lesson, so if you haven’t done last week’s, you can still jump in right where we are!