Practical helps on forgiveness.

Forgiveness can be a process. Look up Matthew 18:22. Forgiving someone is not always a one-time event, especially if the sin against us is inflicted by a loved one or someone we trusted. Each time the emotional pain resurfaces, we are to forgive again. Secondly, forgiving does not mean that […] Read more »

Results of not forgiving

First, we will become bitter. Hebrews 12:15 “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” When we are sinned against or offended, it is important that we quickly forgive the offender. When someone […] Read more »

Further understanding of forgiveness

First, we need to remember that justice is God’s business. Look up Romans 12:17 and 19. We should never attempt to pay back the wrong done to us when God clearly says He will repay. Secondly, forgiveness is an act of the will. Hebrews 8:12 “For I will be merciful […] Read more »

How do we forgive, continued

Go ahead and reread Matthew 18:23-35. The third step in forgiving those who have wronged us is to have compassion on the offender, as Christ did when He forgave us. Matthew 18: 27 “Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the […] Read more »

How do we forgive?

In preparation for this section, read Matthew 18:23-35. In order for us to forgive, we must make a decision to settle our accounts. Like the king in Matthew 18:23, we must make a decision to settle the accounts with those who have hurt us. Secondly, we need to realize that […] Read more »

Why we should forgive

It is impossible to go through life without being hurt. To be hurt, wronged, or treated unjustly is common. The Biblical response is forgiveness. Understanding God’s forgiveness helps us know how we can forgive others. As believers, we must prepare our hearts and minds to offer forgiveness. We should learn […] Read more »

Final step in witnessing

The third and final thing that we need to do after leading someone to the Lord is to continue to teach him God’s Word. John 8:31 “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” Luke 9:23 […] Read more »

When to and tips on being a witness.

First, we should be willing and prepared at all times to share the Gospel of Christ. 1 Peter 3:15 “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” Some practical tips to help […] Read more »