25 results for tag: forgiveness


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

Forgiveness Is a Journey

Mother's Day is a perfect time to focus on forgiveness! Forgiveness is a day by day journey with and in Christ. It's a life-long process, an attitude, a way of life we lead that is produced in and through us by our risen Lord.

Forgiveness – The Rubber Hits the Road!

C.S. Lewis once observed that everyone thinks forgiveness is a good idea until they have someone to forgive. That's when the rubber hits the road.

Forgiving Others Because God Has Forgiven Us

Join Greg as he explains that God's forgiveness is not conditional on our forgiveness of others, as many believe. God's forgiveness goes far beyond the absence of a penalty - God's forgiveness is his presence.

January 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Mission Possible – pg. 1 Set Free From Sins – pg. 2 Finding Humor Even in Dark Places – pg. 5 Birthday Cards – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Jesus is the King of the kingdom and grace is the economy of the kingdom. Ponder life-changing insights about the spiritual dynamics of forgiveness Jesus gave in one of his most misunderstood parables.

Our Debt Forgiven

At dinner in a Pharisee’s house, Jesus forgave a harlot. Her debt was great, yet she was forgiven. You will be forgiven too, if you accept Jesus Christ as your savior, but if you try to do it on your own as the Pharisee did, then your debt remains.

December 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Advent, Arrival, Appearance– pg. 1 Eden Jersak: Arrival of Hope– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Arrival of Peace – pg. 4 Laura Urista: Arrival of Joy – pg. 6 Kenneth Tanner: Arrival of Love – pg. 8 Greg Albrecht: Kingdom of Heaven – pg. 8 Larry Parsley: J.B. Roane and the Case of the Belated Apology – pg. 12 Steve Stewart: Pure and Wonderful Grace – pg. 14 Brad Jersak: “What Lesson Is God Teaching Me?” -pg. 15 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format