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Judging Others: Who, me?

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, … Continue reading

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Why Carry Such a Load?

Have you ever had to carry a heavy load for a long distance? I remember one time in high school when my journalism teacher gave me the keys to his car and sent me to the parking lot to get … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions about Forgiveness (3)

The role of feelings and emotions In most cases, our feelings and emotions don’t help us to make the right choices when we have been wronged. In such cases anger, outrage and hurt are normal and sensible reactions, but as … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions about Forgiveness (2)

They can’t be allowed to get away with it! Forgiveness really has nothing to do with whether or not a person gets away with something. Everyone will answer to God for their actions; God is the Judge of all. We … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions about Forgiveness (1)

Read Galatians 5:13-26 A few years ago I was working with a man whose wife had left him in hopes of restoring the marriage. To keep a long story short, he had acknowledged that he was responsible for many of … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and the “Golden Rule”

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 Chances are that you learned this as a child; even if you weren’t brought up in a Christian home. Since this is a lesson on forgiveness, let’s … Continue reading

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Can We Love Others and Not Forgive Them?

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit … Continue reading

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God Forgives Us, We Forgive Others

Matthew 18:21-35 This passage is often called “The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant” because that servant who had received mercy (forgiveness) by the Master, refused to show mercy (forgiveness) to his fellow servant, and he experienced consequences as a result. … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: The Forgiveness Secret

I was visiting blogs this morning and ran into a most excellent post by paulfg called “God does not forgive. Maybe.” In the post, he tells of a “conversation” of sorts between his two brains, the “Paul Brain” and the … Continue reading

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Please Forgive Me

Well here I am in Illinois, and while on this trip, I expect that my moderating of comments and such will probably be a little slow; please forgive me for that! Hey! I just had an idea. Since I need … Continue reading

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