EXONERATION – complete restoration, offender accepts full responsibility & turns from that wrong & your relationship is healed (DAVID).
FORBEARANCE – only a partial apology, not a full confession; offender is still blaming you partially & not accepting full responsibility. The
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
Some time ago, a person I worked with came up to me and said, “if I didn’t know you, I would be terrified to meet you on the street”. If my coworker only knew half of what I’d been, He would never even talk to me. God took the most vile, evil, misguided person in the world and
Contributed by Matt Neace on Sep 23, 2018
In their song The Sound of Silence, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel sing the words, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and the tenement halls and whispered in the sounds of silence." But their friendship has come to replicate the sound of silence.
Paul Simon gave his final
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
"Bitterness is like taking poison, and waiting for the other person to die." - Malachy McCourt
I once knew a woman whose heart had been broken by disappointing relationships. She became very sarcastic towards the opposite sex and could often be overheard making disparaging remarks about
THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
An African woman gave her heart to Christ. Her husband was the chief of a Zulu tribe. When she told him what she had done, the chief beat her brutally. As she was lying in the floor bleeding, the man mocked her and said, “Now, what can your Jesus do for
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 6, 2013
THE UMPIRE'S REVENGE
Forgiveness begins when we give up the quest to get even. This is difficult, because getting even is the natural obsession of the wounded soul. Stories about getting even always capture our attention. It wouldn’t surprise me if revenge is the theme of as many as half the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 28, 2010
Bitterness has been medically linked to glandular problems, high blood pressure, cardiac disorders, ulcers, and even insanity.
One leading psychiatrist wrote, "90% of all people in insane asylums could be released immediately if they would learn how to forgive, or how to be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 14, 2009
Man Learns to Forgive His Enemy
The apostle Paul said, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
We don’t serve in order to merit God’s forgiveness. We serve because we have already received God’s forgiveness. And our service
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
DALE CARNEGIE IN YELLOWSTONE
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
This command is again repeated by Paul to the Colossians in 3:13, 13Bear with each other and forgive... The alternative to forgiveness is bitterness
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Feb 12, 2009
I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU
On Jan. 27, 2009 and I got to go to part of the state evangelism conference in Ruston, LA. Charles Thornton from Texas was one of the preachers. God is using his life in a fantastic way to help reach people in apartment complexes. Their ministry moves CARES Teams into
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 6, 2004
“Do It For Them!” Ephesians 4: 25-32 Key verse(s): 29: “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”
Motivation to do or not do something is a curious thing. There are many factors that influence motivation. We can be motivated by the fear of injury
IT DEPENDS WHOSE HANDS IT’S IN
A basketball in my hands is worth about $19
A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is
worth about $33 million
It depends whose hands it’s in
A baseball in my hands is worth about $6
A baseball in Mark McGuire’s hands is worth $19 million