27 results for tag: forgiveness


September 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Remembering 9-11 in the Wake of 2020 – pg. 1 We Believe – pg. 2 Think on These Things – pg. 5 Forgiveness and Apologies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

July 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Father I Never Knew – pg. 1 Get Comfortable With the Questions – pg. 2 How Free Do You Want to Be? – pg. 4 God's Not Through With Us Yet – pg. 5 Life's Lava Tubes – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – Greg Albrecht

What've I got to do to make you love me? What've I got to do to make you care?—Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word, Elton John, 1976 Unrequited love normally brings to mind memories of romantic, "puppy love" that failed to hear an echo. But teenage infatuations that end in agonizing, emotional dramas are surpassed in intensity by the crushing heartbreak experienced when, for some reason, a parent or child fails to respond to each other. This is a story of a girl and the relationship she yearned to have with her father. Like many others in her generation, Karen grew up in a home ruled over by an authoritarian veteran of World War 2. Karen, ...

I’ll Forgive You If…

There are times when we secretly take delight in other people's sins -- it gives us something on them.  We don't want to forgive them and lose our advantage.  Greg talks about forgiveness.  Don't miss it. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0163.mp3

The Suffering Judge – Greg Albrecht

… If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.—Romans 8:31-34 You probably have heard of honor killings. An "honor killing" is the term used to describe a practice in which one or more males murders a female relative who, according to their perspective, dishonored the family. Honor ...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness

https://www.youtube.com/embed/fEOeJI1lpQQ Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness - 3 minute video

Forgiveness

Do you believe that you're beyond God's forgiveness?  In this first program of a four part series called "Four Words that Changed the World", Greg assures us that God is waiting with the message, "All is forgiven, I love you.  Your heavenly Father." https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0098.mp3

Forgiven to Forgive

"Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive,..." (C. S. Lewis). Yet Jesus said we're to forgive "seventy times seven. What was he saying? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0064.mp3

Q: How Do We Avoid Cherry-Picking the Bible for a God of Love of Our Own Wishes ? – Brad Jersak

QUESTION: How do you respond to people who object that we are imposing our own ideology of peace onto the Bible rather than letting the Bible speak for itself? When you "unwrath God," aren't you cherry-picking according to our own wishes for what you wish the text had said rather than submitting to what it actually says? RESPONSE: I hear this objection regularly, perhaps even weekly. I need to respond often enough that a standard answer has begun to unfold. 1. First, we must acknowledge the real problem of bias when coming to the text. We must admit the importance of being mindful as to how our prejudices impact our reading and interpretation of ...

Forgiveness — A New Beginning

In WWII both Corrie ten Boom's father and sister died in concentration camps.  Just two years after the war one of the most cruel guards from the Ravensbruck concentration camp asked Corrie for forgiveness.  She forgave him.  Could you?  Greg talks about the healing power of forgiveness. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0053.mp3

Giving and FOR-Giving

God's forgiveness means that we have been forgiven once and for all. Once we have received his forgiveness, there is no need for us to feel un-forgiven until we formally ask God to forgive us again. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR452.mp3

Christ Followers Cannot Not Forgive

C.S. Lewis insisted "If God forgives we must forgive. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him." A Christ follower in whom Jesus lives cannot not forgive. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR447.mp3