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All articles & reviews tagged with forgiveness

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October 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Forgiving and Forgetting

While preaching on forgiving and forgetting, C. H. Spurgeon commented, 'No one burying a mad dog leaves the tail sticking out!' When we forgive, we bury the beast of bitterness. But too often we mark the grave so we can return to brood. Jenny explained, ‘I can forgive her, but I can’t forget’. She…

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September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Restoration must always be our aim – Forgiveness

Is there a difference between how a congregation deals with offences and how individuals should handle forgiveness? Yes, there is. When Ben left his wife to move in with the choir director, their church was thrown into turmoil. Repeated attempts to urge Ben to return to his wife were rebuffed. In a sombre business…

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July 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Forgiving the unrepentant

Near the end of the film 2000 Acres a dying widow makes her sister promise to care for her two children - and pass on the family legacy. The legacy, it turns out, is hostility toward their unrepentant and abusive father. As she dies she whispers, 'My sole accomplishment in life is that I…

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June 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Forgiveness-who takes the first step?

What gift could we give our society that would make the greatest difference to the greatest number of lives? As I think back over my childhood; as I interact with business clients; as I read the newspaper; as I listen to church problems; and as I ponder the maturing of my marriage; I have…

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June 1999
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Northern Africa > Sudan

Republic of Sudan – The joy of loving enemies

How about meeting people whom you then discover were involved in ransacking your own home village and killing your relatives? Christians of differing backgrounds have experienced that kind of thing for the past two thousand years, but here is an up-to-date account concerning two Sudanese Christians, ‘S’ and ‘K’, both from southern Sudan. They…

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May 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Forgiveness

What would you give to know that all your sins are forgiven and forever forgotten by God? What would you give, if you could somehow wipe the slate clean, absolutely clean, and know that the holy Lord God will never charge you with, condemn you for, or in any way punish you because of…

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May 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Just say ‘I’m sorry’

Kassandra grimaced. Tears began to well up in her eyes. The problem? A little matter of forgiveness. She had just walloped one of her sisters and her mother was urging her, ‘All I want you to do is tell Adrianna you’re sorry’. From across the room I could see resistance stiffening her body. Kassandra…

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