MICHAEL
GRIMM's
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Good Day Brother!

I hope and pray all is well with you today.

I wanted to share with you once again about our upcoming Brothers in Christ Retreat (5/13-15/22)

Our theme this year is: PRESSING FORWARD IN OUR WALKS this is based on Philippians 3: 13-14 “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus…”

I am strongly encouraging you to join us at this annual retreat and to invite other brothers in your family, neighborhood, co-workers to join you as we all strive to become a BETTER man of God.

We will once again be having our retreat at:  Pocono Mountain Bible Conference
                                                              191 Clifton Beach Road
                                                              Clifton Township, PA  18424
                                                             www.camppmbc.com

The total cost of the retreat is still only $110.  Which includes 5 meals, lodging for 2 nights and some great teachings, worship time and amazing fellowship.

You are welcome to send me a check for the total amount but if it is easier on you please use the payment schedule below:

**$40 Due at Sign up (Due at Sign Up)**
$40 by 3/18/2022 (Payment #2)
$30 by 4/15/2022 (Final Payment)

All monies are non-refundable as I have to make these payments to the retreat center. 

This Retreat, as all of them, are open to everyone regardless of what Church building they go into on Sundays.  We have over 12 Denominations but we are one in the same because of our love for HIM.

I will be sending out more information as we get closer to the date.

Also, there are some Brothers that need some scholarship help so if you are able to provide additional $, please send me a check and mark it scholarship.  There is no obligation on your part to help, I just wanted to share this with you. 

Please make out the check to me and send to:

Michael Grimm
30 Longwood Court, East
Harleysville, PA  19438

I would like to know if you are interested and if you are please let me know and please send in your deposits.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please call or email me anytime. 

Looking forward to seeing and sharing with you live soon. 

Love-Your Brother and Friend in Christ,

Michael
215-272-2740
Brothermichael24@gmail.com

For the Brothers who have already signed up - thank you. For the Brothers who sent the first payment, your 2nd payment is due on or before 3/18.


PS - Please feel free to print the attached Retreat Flyer to share with family member, neighbor, co-worker, Church member or anyone else you plan on inviting to join us.
February 28, 2022 

Brother, 

I hope and pray all is well with you and your family today.

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’” Matthew 18:21-22 

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15.

Forgiving others is important, but sometimes it can be really difficult to do. Why should we forgive, and how can we do it?

Forgiving others who have wronged us, whether for a relatively small thing, or for a seriously damaging act against us, can sometimes seem like an insurmountably difficult thing to do. In some cases it’s a process that really takes time. Yet, the Bible is crystal clear on the necessity of it. And there are no caveats such as “unless,” “if,” or “but.” As in all things, we need to look to Jesus as our example.

Christ suffered unrighteousness—even cruel unrighteousness. No one could have suffered more unrighteously than Christ. And some of the last words He ever uttered were: “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.” Is it easy? No. Is it impossible? “All things are possible to him who believes,” said Jesus. (Mark 9:23) All things, not some things but ALL.

And when we don’t have the power, when you know that it is not in you to forgive, then we have to find it in Christ. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13. Does forgiving negate the pain we have suffered? Does it reverse the things that have happened to us? Does it mean the person who wronged us doesn’t have to take responsibility for his/her actions? NO, but we will be free from the thoughts of hatred and bitterness and the burden they are. Forgiveness is not only done for the sake of the one we are forgiving, but for our own sake, so that we don’t have to live with the burden.

The fact that we forgive someone does not condone what they have done, nor does it by any means make it all right. Trust is not implicit in forgiveness, nor is forgetting obligatory. “Forgive and forget” is not a Biblical quote. It is one thing to be wary and aware, and another thing to hate and resent.

Ideally the one who has harmed us would repent and atone for what they’ve done as well. But make sure our healing is independent of that. We should forgive regardless of their attitude. Their sins are between them and God. It is right for someone to face up to the consequences of their actions according to earthly authority and law, and they will also someday stand before God’s face and have to give account for their actions, and God is righteous above all else. But judgment and vengeance belong to God. 

It is important to note that forgiveness is not a feeling, it is a choice. Choosing forgiveness will mean that we have to go to God on our knees for the power to forgive. It’s choosing not to let thoughts of hatred rule in our heart. It’s choosing to go to God to find help and comfort instead of dwelling on the past, even when our feelings would rather do anything but. The power we need for this we get from the HIM. 

Please join me in prayer, Dear Lord, We thank You for the power of forgiveness, and we choose to forgive everyone who has hurt me. Help me set anyone who has hurt us, free and release them to.  Help us bless those who have hurt us  Help us walk in righteousness, peace, and joy, demonstrating Your life here on earth. We choose to be kind and compassionate, forgiving others, just as You forgave us.  We ask all of this in Your Holy and Precious Name – AMEN
 
Please listen to the song below, it might help all of us to forgive:

https://youtu.be/u3UdKRXP7To
 
Have a blessed and safe day and week.

STAY STRONG!

Brother please remember I am there for in thought, prayer and action - 24x7.

Love Your Brother and Friend in Christ,

Michael
215-272-2740

PS   I encourage you to join our Zoom meetings.  The next one will be this Thursday (3/3) evening starting at 7:00 pm.

These Zoom meetings are open to Everyone.  It's been an awesome blessing to talk, share, now see and pray with other Brothers around the country.

Below are the details. Join your Brothers from all over the world  as we all strive to get closer to HIM and to each other and become BETTER men of God today, tomorrow and always.

Join Zoom Meeting - Just click the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84950156389