God accepts no love from human hearts that are gripped by hate. In Vertical Living, we have come to discover from God’s word that mercy halts offense by withholding and grace limits offense by covering. In this sermon, we will see how forgiveness ends offense by releasing. While there are many rationalizations for our unforgiveness – Scripture offers a roadmap for the vehicle of forgiveness which leads to freedom from self incarceration and a lifetime of bitterness.
5 Reasons To Forgive | Vertical Living: 
Offense is an obstacle to love. And the cost of unresolved offense is great. For this cause, God takes it very seriously. No matter your personality, the prescription for resolution is universal. God is the resource and reason for loving others. Matthew 5:21-47
The Necessity of Resolving Offense | Vertical Living: 
“…Cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned…” Isaiah 40:2
God’s thoughts about pardon are gospel thoughts. God’s ways about releasing sinners, setting captives free, putting you on a new page – are so much higher than ours.
Don’t let the ways you have failed the Lord in the past keep you from serving Him in the days ahead… live in His pardon and forgiveness today.