Forgiveness

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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...

by: Jason Jenkins At about year 12 of marriage I thought the marriage was over and a lot of me hoped it was over.  I hated her, I hated us, but I really hated me.  I hated what we had become. I hated who I had become. I had become safe, predictable, and religious. We had played the game for so long and we were both tired. Our marriage was full of “I O U’s”, se­lfishness, playing church, work...

There’s a chapter I wrote in our latest book, DESPERATE FORGIVENESS, where I ask this very question – How desperate are you? The reason I chose this title for this particular chapter is because unless we come to the place where we realize that we are completely out of options and have nowhere to turn but to our Lord and Savior Jesus, we aren’t in a position where we can receive complete healing and grace. In a sense though, asking you how desperate you are is sort of like asking a...

By: Al Robertson “The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us.” (A.W. Tozer) Forgive her? It almost seems impossible, doesn’t it? We might be able to muster up the courage to let occasional insults and slights slide, but when we’re talking about the “big” stuff, something inside of us rises up in rebellion against the idea of forgiving. However, when...

“Pastor, you are telling me that the only way I can be healed of this horrible pain is to forgive the man who did this to me?”Forgiving others does go against the grain of our nature. We seem to be hardwired for revenge - for justice. It’s the theme of most Hollywood action thrillers. Bad person gets paid back - audience applauds.But in real life, unforgiveness seldom pays dividends. Not good ones anyway. It lurks in the darkest places in our hearts and sucks the joy out of life. It’s...