Freedom at last! The Bible shows that people are able to be forgiven by God of all sorts of various failures and sins. Not only that but it also shows that, miracle of miracles, we are able to forgive those who have hurt us in varying degrees. These are wonderful truths that I have acted on and taught and many have testified that they found help in the teaching to reach out for forgiveness from God. They also found to their surprise and great delight that they were enabled by God to forgive those who had hurt them in the past. Such experiences of being forgiven and being freed to forgive brought them, by their own admission, wonderful spiritual and emotional freedom. Indeed some also found unexpected physical healing as well.
Some years ago I prepared some booklets on forgiveness but have not had the opportunity to publish them in book form. So I have decided to publish them as blogs so that they might reach a wider audience. The material for the first booklet on “Forgiveness in the Old Testament” I have published as blogs on this website. They are blogs numbers 001 to 016.
I now hope, as time permits, to publish aspects of the New Testament teaching on Forgiveness which can be used for personal study or meditation. But the articles can also be downloaded and used in Study groups perhaps using the suggested questions I have added after each section.
The following is a summary of coming blogs in this topic.
CHAPTER 1. Forgiveness In The New Testament. Some terms used to describe forgiveness
CHAPTER 2. Forgiveness In The Teaching Of Jesus. Lessons From The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant. Mat 18:21-35
CHAPTER 3. Examples Of Forgiveness In Action In The New Testament. Jesus. Stephen. Paul.
Other aspects regarding forgiveness I hope to publish in later blogs including practical steps in how to really forgive other people.
Blog 209. Jim Holbeck. Posted (Good) Friday 14th April 2017