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The Forgiveness of God
The Forgiveness of God

The word “forgive” means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt. When we wrong someone, we seek their forgiveness in order for the relationship to be restored. Forgiveness is not granted because a person deserves to be forgiven. No one deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is an act of love, mercy, […]

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Feb 23: Forgiveness Rain
Feb 23: Forgiveness Rain

Forgiveness. It’s a word that can bring to mind comfort or anxiety (or both) depending which side of the forgiving you’re on. When life throws you unexpected obstacles and you take a wrong turn, the desire to be forgiven is natural and appropriate. Watch the video The guilt that a person naturally (and, usually, rightly) […]

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Forgiveness Is Not A Feeling
Forgiveness Is Not A Feeling

Learning to forgive is CRITICAL to building a healthy marriage. We’ve only had “little” offenses to forgive each other on this first year, but I’m not going to kid myself that “little” hurts are all that’ll ever touch our marriage.  Even so, in this first year I’ve had plenty of opportunities to practice forgiveness (and […]

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Finding Freedom in Forgiveness
Finding Freedom in Forgiveness

Feelings are hurt, bitterness runs deep and the grudge has taken root. Before we realize it we are steeped in negative emotions that bind us. Finding forgiveness sets us free from these chains, but how do we allow ourselves to make that choice? Join us in this study as we look at how forgiveness can […]

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The Forgiveness of Sins
The Forgiveness of Sins

This article is part of an extended series. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses. Ephesians 1:7 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Matthews 26:28 About grace When we forgive a debt or an offense or an […]

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Does Forgiveness = No Consequences?
Does Forgiveness = No Consequences?

I am struggling with forgiveness. I know that forgiving someone who hurt me is part of my recovery process, but does forgiving someone mean that I need to be willing to treat that person as well as I would treat those I consider my closest friends? (Assuming that it’s appropriate to interact with the person […]

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Questioning Forgiveness
Questioning Forgiveness

The dreaded call to tell your parents you just crashed their car is a hard call to make. Grand and elaborate tales swirl in your head, or you could just tell the truth. But in the end you just want to be loved and accepted despite your mistakes. Have you totally messed up and don’t […]

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Experience God’s Love and Forgiveness: Part One
Experience God’s Love and Forgiveness: Part One

Read more: Experience God’s Love and Forgiveness  (6-part series) Remember, How You Can Experience God’s Love and Forgiveness is a Transferable Concept. You can master it by reading it six times; then pass it on to others as our Lord commands us in Matthew 28:20, “Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you” […]

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The Power of Forgiveness
The Power of Forgiveness

On life’s journey we all face crossroads. One of my major crossroads came at age 15. Sometime during the wintry night of January 25, 1987, I woke, vaguely aware of a flicker of light smoke and an unusual sensation heat in my room. Completely dazed, with warm blood dripping from my face, I staggered and […]

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Hurt, Healing, and Forgiveness
Hurt, Healing, and Forgiveness

Sometimes past hurts and negative life experiences can cause our hearts to harden. Tormented memories can sometimes cause us to regress or it could subconsciously cause us to fill our lives with a flurry of things and activities to distract our attention.  Mike Woodard, Associate Director of FamilyLife Canada, has had a rough ride through life. He […]

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