Man stands to give an emotional testimony with his wife by his side. He learns though that even though God has forgiven him, his wife hasn’t.
Dan – husband
Sue – wife
This is one of the silly, unexpected moments that you can throw in to shake things up. It helps to involve a person that others do not know well. Feel free to substitute real names. Many people read their testimonies off of sheets of paper, so it need not be memorized.
God forgives us of our sins.
Ephesians 1:7-8 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
However, having others forgive us isn’t as easy. We hear great testimonies of God’s forgiveness, but you always wonder, does the spouse, friend, parent of that person really forgive them.
God requests that we forgive as He forgives. Totally, completely, wholly.
Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
CONFESSION, FORGIVENESS, SIN, TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY.