Thursday, June 24, 2010

Forgiveness Part 1: An Understanding

Forgiveness is something we receive, we believe, we give, we develop, and we remember. This is a broad, multi-faceted subject, and we could discuss many related things, such as

• forgiveness of sin is the foundation of our reconciliation (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21)

• we are forgiven forever; past, present, and future (cf. Romans 4:7-8 / Hebrews 7:23-28)

• Judicial forgiveness is about God being our Father (cf. Ephesians 1:3-7 / Colossians 1:12-14), while Parental forgiveness is calling on God as Father, which is vital to our fellowship with God (cf. 1 John 1:8-9)

What we want to do over the next few posts is to focus on forgiving others who have wounded us, in situations where they repent, and in other situations where they cannot or will not repent. The points we just referred to above will have bearing on this.

1 comment:

Even So... said...

This will be a five part series, and I truly hope and pray it will be most enlightening and encouraging, as well as convicting and motivating. It was part of a basic training and membership class at our church.

The audio for these posts will not be available until after our summer camp lets out, and I can get back into the studio to record.

We have been writing as much as ever…much more to come…!