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  • This Is Forgiveness

    Contributed by Dr. Mark Eckart on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    THIS IS FORGIVENESS I once invited a guest lecturer to speak to a counseling class I was teaching and ask him to specifically discuss the topic forgiveness. He told a powerful story from his own life that day to illustrate his point that we should forgive. His brother had many struggles, more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Nov 11, 2014

    God will not condemn you for being born a sinner but more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 3, 2021

    It was in a church in Munich that I saw him, a balding heavyset man in a gray overcoat, a brown felt hat clutched between his hands. People were filing out of the basement room where I had just spoken, moving along the rows of wooden chairs to the door at the rear. It was 1947 and I had come from more

  • Forgiveness Is Radical Forgiveness Dissolves ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

    "Forgiveness is radical Forgiveness dissolves alienation, brings reconciliation, restoration and renewal. Forgiveness is the most radical force in more

  • The Weak Can Never Forgive. Forgiveness Is The ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

    The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the more

  • The Weak Can Never Forgive. Forgiveness Is The ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 23, 2003
    based on 1 rating

    The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the more

  • Transient Forgiveness  PRO

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 9, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Transient Forgiveness (Illustrations Unlimited) Two little brothers, Harry and James, had finished supper and were playing until bedtime. Somehow, Harry hit James with a stick, and tears and bitter words followed. Charges and accusations were still being exchanged as their mother prepared them more

  • Why Forgive?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 13, 2002
    based on 22 ratings

    WHY FORGIVE? Two decades ago (1981) there was an attempt on the life of Pope John Paul. Fortunately, the Pope lived. After he recovered, he shocked the world when he made a visit to Rome’s Rabbibia Prison to see the man who had attempted to assassinate him on Christmas day. Millions watched more

  • Incentive To Forgive  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 16, 2002
    based on 23 ratings

    INCENTIVE TO FORGIVE General Oglethorpe once said to John Wesley, "I never forgive and I never forget." To which Wesley replied, "Then, Sir, I hope you never sin." Maybe the Reverend Wesley based his reply on our text or maybe on Matthew 7: 1 & 2 where it says we will be judged the way we more

  • Forgiveness Is Healing

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008

    FORGIVENESS IS HEALING A London psychiatrist once told Dr. Billy Graham that 70% of the people in treatment in England could be released if they could find forgiveness. Their problem, he said, was guilt, and they could find no relief from the grief and pressure under which they lived. Often more

  • Forgiving Jerks

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 7, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Forgiving Jerks There's great power in our hands. It's the power to forgive a jerk-bully, a jerk-cheater, a jerk-thief. It’s powerful because it's unexpected. Jerks expect us to cry, run, or take revenge. The last thing they expect is forgiveness. That's why it's so disarming. Forgive them more

  • The Persistence In Forgiveness

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 12, 2008

    The Persistence in Forgiveness After sixteen years as a missionary on the continent of Africa. David Livingstone returned Scotland to address the students at Glasgow University. His body had been ravaged by some 27 fevers that had overtaken him during his years of service. One arm hung useless more

  • Forgiveness Is Freedom

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Dec 31, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Forgiveness is Freedom Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt you for hurting me. Forgiveness does not pretend there was no offense; it does not dismiss wrongdoing. It does not say, "Oh, that's all right; forget it." True forgiveness is realistic. Lewis Smedes gave a great definition: more

  • Forgiveness Quotations

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 13, 2009

    FORGIVENESS QUOTATIONS The late great English religious writer and philanthropist, Hannah More (1745 - 1833) once said: "Forgiveness is the economy of the heart...forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits." The late great American Protestant theologian, more

  • Forgiveness And The Rhone

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 30, 2009

    FORGIVENESS AND THE RHONE The RHONE RIVER begins its journey in the Switzerland Alps, some 5000 feet above sea level. It is one of the most important commercial waterways in France, stretching more than 500 miles in length. The river that glistens and sparkles through France, however, is much more

  • Forgiving And Forgetting

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 15, 2010

    FORGIVING AND FORGETTING Mr. Peale tells a story about a man who suffered from many health problems: headaches, skin troubles, gastric disturbances, insomnia. It did not take Mr. Peale long to discover that one basic cause was the burning anger that he felt toward his brother. The brother, the more

  • Forgiveness Limits...?

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Jul 31, 2010

    FORGIVENESS LIMITS...? I feel more comfortable when I can see the extent of my obligations. That brings light to the lesson of Peter in Matthew 18. Peter was concerned about how many times he should forgive his neighbor. Peter knew what the rabbis had to say on the topic. They had read the more

  • Forgiveness Is Strength

    Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Sep 24, 2007

    Illustrations: Forgiveness Is Strength Christian forgiveness should not be a refusal of strength, but rather ought to manifest an alternative power; Christian love, whether of neighbors or of enemies, should be a sign not of repressed anger and hatred but of anger and hatred confronted and, more

  • Forgiving Flowers

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 9, 2011

    FORGIVING FLOWERS Fifteen years ago in Houston, a man named Ron Flowers accidentally shot school teacher Deirdra Washington through a car window during the course of a failed drug deal and was sent to prison for 35 years. Her family was consumed, destroyed by grief and anger. For 14 years more

  • Amazing Forgiveness

    Contributed by Bret Toman on Nov 26, 2011

    AMAZING FORGIVENESS Philip Yancey in Rumours of Another World shares a story of the remarkable. The story of an atrocity that happened during the days of apartheid in South Africa and the reconciliation that followed in a court room many years later. A policeman named Van de Broek recounted more