A Better Way

As Christians, we are called to forgive others when they wrong us. Paul reminds us of our call when he writes these powerful commands in Colossians 3:13 (ESV):

"12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

This kind of living shocks the world, doesn't it? And yet, when we follow Jesus in His radical way of love, grace and forgiveness, we show the world the true power of the Gospel.

Recently, Brant Jeans showed the world Jesus' better way when he chose to forgive the woman who murdered his brother.

In what is a truly tragic story, Brant's brother Botham was killed by an off-duty police officer who shot him after entering his home, thinking it was her own. Incredibly, Brant chose to respond in a better way. Brant chose to extend love and forgiveness to Amber Guyger - the woman who killed his brother.

This three-minute video records the powerful way in which Brant demonstrated and shared the power of the Gospel. Take the time right now as you start your day to watch this powerful video and allow Brant's example of Gospel forgiveness to spur you on to forgive those who wrong you too!


Ps Joel Hawting

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