Category Archives: GROUP DISCUSSION MATERIAL on “Forgiveness”

218. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REALLY FORGIVING ANOTHER PERSON. (10th in series of 10.)

There may come a time in many people’s lives where they come to this stage. “I know I should forgive! I now really want to forgive! But just how do I go about doing it?” In the article which follows … Continue reading

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217. FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT OUR LOVED ONES. (9th in series of 10.)

It is not easy to forgive. But God can give us the grace to forgive those who sinned against us personally in some way.  But it often so much harder to forgive those who sinned against one of our loved … Continue reading

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216. “HOW TO REALLY FORGIVE ANOTHER PERSON.” (8th in series of 10.) Some Suggested Steps For Doing So

In the previous articles  we have looked at what the Bible has to say about forgiveness. We have seen in Jesus’ teaching on the subject in Matthew 18 that there are three main elements to forgiveness. i) A decision to … Continue reading

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215. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS. Alternatives To Giving Unhelpful Advice such as Saying No.3 “You Must Forgive and Forget!” (7th in series of 10.)

“You Must Forgive and Forget!” It is probably true for some people who were given that advice that they did get around to trying to forgive the people they needed to forgive. Perhaps many of them then tried to move … Continue reading

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214. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS. Alternatives To Giving Unhelpful Advice such as this saying No.2 “YOU MUST FORGIVE YOURSELF.” (6th in series of 10.)

It is true that many people are very hard on themselves. They may have acted foolishly in some situation and caused harm to themselves or to other people. They may even have come before God and asked His forgiveness for … Continue reading

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213. PRACTICAL FORGIVENESS. Alternatives To Giving Unhelpful Advice such as Saying No.1 “You must forgive God!” (5th in series of 10.)

‘”You must forgive God!” Good advice or bad advice? It is not always easy to work out what is helpful and what is not helpful regarding the advice people give to one another. One lesson I learnt when conducting many … Continue reading

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212. Examples Of Forgiveness In Action In The New Testament. Jesus. Stephen. Paul. (4th in a series of 10)

During a period of heavy rainfall in Sydney I asked a friend, “Are you enjoying the rain?” I was somewhat taken aback by her reply but eventually saw how she had made a very interesting answer to my simple question. … Continue reading

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211. “Forgiveness in the Teaching Of Jesus.” (The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant. Matthew 18:21-35.) (3rd in series of 10).

  A True Story. (Names have been changed to ensure confidentiality and privacy) Janice had a problem. In fact she had two problems. The first was a physical problem that meant she could not control her hands that were continuously … Continue reading

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210. FORGIVENESS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. The Meaning of Forgiveness. (2nd in series of 10).

A TRUE STORY. (The names have been altered for the sake of privacy and confidentiality). “I choose to forgive him.” They may seem to be very simple words to say. But for Bernice it took more than twenty years to … Continue reading

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209. “STUDIES ON FORGIVENESS.” Is It Possible To Be Forgiven? Is It Possible To Forgive? The Good News! (1st in series of 10).

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 … Continue reading

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