20 BOCNEWS.com DECEMBER 2017 This is the time of year when we reflect and or review the year of 2017. One of the hardest areas in our life to reflect on is “Forgiveness” it might require forgiving a friend, co worker, church member, spouse, or family members. It has been said that the grace of God is free, but it is not cheap; it cost. The grace of God cost Jesus the agony of death on a cross, and it costs those who wish to receive God's forgive- ness the price of repentance, or turning from sin. The Lord remind- ed His people of this relationship between forgive- ness and repen- tance by stating His promise to heal their land in terms of a condition: “If… then” (2 Chr. 7:14) To God, for- giveness follows repentance. And repentance is not merely saying, “I am sorry.” Neither is it accomplished by tears and a sad countenance. True repentance means turning away from Rev. Dr. PM Wynn Grove and her husband Pastor Lee Grove are Associate Pastors at the Potters House of Denver. They are the Founders of Heavenly Sent Ministries. Dr. Grove can be reached at pmwynn9@msn.com The Power of Forgiveness God cannot bless evil, and He will not reward those who practice evil. To do so would violate His very nature. So if we want His blessing, we must honor His character by pursuing His ways. By Rev. Dr. PM Wynn Grove Bodyof Christ News DEC 2017 VOLUME 29, ISSUE 4 COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS & PUEBLO: CONTACT PM WYNN FOR AD INFO – PMWYNN9@MSN.COM Continued on Page 22