The material on Forgiveness is actually the content on a book on Forgiveness which I have not had an opportunity to publish at this time. So I am making the material available for anyone in the world to download. (It would be helpful though if people were to acknowledge the source of any of this material if they use it publicly).
i). It can be used for personal study or meditation.
ii). It can be used in Bible Study Groups or for helping others understand what is entailed in forgiveness. (Much of the material has already been downloaded and used in Bible Study Groups in Australia.) I have also added “Suggested Questions to Ponder” at the end of most articles to help leaders facilitate discussion on the material.
iii). It can be used as resource material for sermons or for material for teaching sessions on Healing.
iv). Parts of the Practical Forgiveness material in Section 4 would be helpful to use in counselling situations in order to enable people to “really forgive.” (Excellent too for helping oneself deal with any unforgiveness and associated bitterness and resentment in our own personal lives.)
The structure of the material below is as follows, giving the blog number on the blogsite and the topic of the article.
For your convenience I am making links in this article to all the different topics so that one only has to find this article No.219 and then click on the number of the topic you want to look at, to be taken to that topic. (Or use could be made of the INDEX to blogs on the right hand side of the articles.)
Section 1. GENERAL TEACHING ON FORGIVENESS
No.001. FORGIVENESS. To Forgive. Is it possible? 2011/02/04
No.002. FORGIVENESS. Do I Need To Be Forgiven? Do I Need To Forgive? Some answers. 2011/02/06
No.003. FORGIVENESS. The Freedom That Comes From Forgiveness 2011/02/08
No.004. Forgiveness. How Can We Understand What It Means? 2011/02/11
Section 2. FORGIVENESS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
No.005. FORGIVENESS. God’s Nature Is To Forgive. (Selichah). 2011/02/11
No.006. FORGIVENESS. God Brings Release To People. (Salach) Part 1 of 2. 2011/02/14
No.007. FORGIVENESS. God Brings Release To People. (Salach) Part 2 of 2. 2011/02/15
No.008. FORGIVENESS. God Removes Our Sin From Us. (nasa). Part 1 of 2. 2011/02/22
No.009. FORGIVENESS. God removes Our Sin From Us. “nasa.” Part 2 2011/02/23
No.011. Forgiveness. God Covers Over Our Sin. (Kaphar and Kasah) 2011/02/27
No.012. Forgiveness In The 21st Century. A Practical Example 2011/02/28
No.013. Forgiveness. Genesis 45-50. The Story Of Joseph 2011/03/04
No.014. Forgiveness. Psalm 32. A King Found Forgiveness. 2011/03/05
No.015. Forgiveness. Psalm 51. A King Wanted To Be Forgiven. 2011/03/07
No.016. Forgiveness Of All Sin. Psalm 103. 2011/03/11
No.017. Forgiveness. Removing The Stain Of Sin. Isaiah 1:18. 2011/03/13
No.018. FORGIVENESS. Isaiah 43:25. Sin is blotted out and not remembered. 2011/03/14
No.020. FORGIVENESS. Why “Good Friday” Is “Good”. God blots out our sins. Isa 44:22. 2011/04/21
No.027. FORGIVENESS. HEALING. Isaiah 53:4-6. The Messiah To Bring Peace. 2011/07/11
No.028. FORGIVENESS. Jesus The Messiah Died to Bring Healing. Isaiah 53:4. 2011/07/25
No.029. FORGIVENESS. Jesus the Anointed, the Messiah Died For Sinners. Isaiah 53:5-6. 2011/08/03
No.030. Forgiveness. Abundant Pardon. Isaiah 55;6-7. 2011/08/08
Section 3. FORGIVENESS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
No.209. “STUDIES ON FORGIVENESS.” Is It Possible To Be Forgiven? Is It Possible To Forgive? The Good News! (1st in series of 10).
No.210. FORGIVENESS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. The Meaning of Forgiveness. (2nd in a series of 10). 2017/04/14
No.211. “Forgiveness in the Teaching Of Jesus.” (The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant. Matthew 18:21-35. (3rd in a series of 10). 2017/04/14
No.212. Examples Of Forgiveness In Action In The New Testament. Jesus. Stephen. Paul. (4th article in a series of 10.) 2017/04/14
Section 4. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS
No. 213. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS. Alternatives To Giving Unhelpful Advice such as Saying No.1 “You must forgive God!” (5th in series of 10.) 2017/04/17
No.214. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS. Alternatives To Giving Unhelpful Advice such as this saying No.2 “You must forgive yourself.” (6th in series of 10.) 2017/05/01
No.215. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS. Alternatives To Giving Unhelpful Advice such as Saying No.3 “You Must Forgive and Forget!” (7th in series of 10.) 2017/05/01
No.216. “HOW TO REALLY FORGIVE ANOTHER PERSON.” (8th in series of 10.) Some Suggested Steps For Doing So 2017/05/01
No.217. FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT OUR LOVED ONES. (9th in series of 10.) 2017/05/01
No.218. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REALLY FORGIVING ANOTHER PERSON. (10th in series of 10.) 2017/05/02
Blog No.219. Jim Holbeck. Posted on Wednesday 3rd May 2017