Forgiveness

Al & Lisa Robertson / Forgiveness (Page 2)

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...

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...