Forgiveness

Al & Lisa Robertson / Forgiveness

by: Al Robertson “Pastor Al, I’m tired of forgiving him.  He just keeps on making the same boneheaded mistakes time and time again.” Boy, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that one, I’d be a rich man. We’re all guilty of growing weary of forgiving that one person for their repeated violations.  But what does our unwillingness to forgive repeat offenders say about our understanding of the gospel? Just in case we have forgotten the central message of the gospel, let me give you the Cliff Notes version. You and I both were (and continue to be) repeat offenders...

by: Lisa Robertson Our latest book, Desperate Forgiveness, includes a chapter that has the title “Big Sins, Big Forgiveness.” I guess that this is a provocative title because someone might think that we are saying that the more we sin, the more forgiveness God bestows on us. In a sense, that is true.  We can’t do something so evil – so despicable that God’s mercy isn’t big enough to cover it.  And I’m glad of that. However, when we come face to face with our sin, AND we understand that it has broken all bonds between us and our Father...