To Liberate Matthew 6:14-15 Experiencing God's forgiveness and the experience of being able to forgive others are somehow connected. Repent and replace. We cannot allow the offense committed against us or the person that sins against us to become our audience, our god. To forgive others we must continually repent of taking offense and replace the offense with love for that person created in God's image. Repent and replace. To be forgiven, we cannot allow the shame of our sin to become our audience, our god. When we continue to focus on our shame, or on not being as righteous as we should be compared to someone else, we make self and some point based system our audience, our god. To be forgiven, we repent of our sin, reconcile broken relationships, and replace that sinful focus with the focus on Jesus Christ. We were not created in the image of shame or of someone else. We are created in God's image. God, not our own abilities, saves us. God loved us enough to live, die, and rise again to restore the image of God in us. We repent of our sin and shame and continually replace them with our focus on the love of God. Scriptures to read this week: Matthew 6, 1 Corinthians 13, Romans 6, Hebrews 4, Hebrews 12, 2 Corinthians 5, Luke 11:24-26, Philippians 3.