Episode 18 is live
My gym teacher accused me of lying. It took me years to forgive him.
What does it really mean to forgive? Do we really have to forgive someone 70 x 7?
In this episode I talk about the healing power of forgiveness:
- how I finally forgave my gym teacher
- the stages of forgiveness
- several things that will help you forgive someone
- why it’s harder to forgive yourself but is still possible
- why you can’t experience God’s forgiveness until you forgive others
How generous will you be with your forgiveness? Let it reach out to the whole world.
Here’s a blog post with some of these same ideas and a few more: The Healing Power of Forgiveness
Please share this with a friend.
James Early is a Bible teacher, speaker, and podcaster and conducts Bible workshops online and in person. His focus is on getting back to the original Christianity of Jesus by embracing the mindset of Christ in daily life. Contact him here.
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Here are the Scriptural references in this episode:
Matthew 18:21, 22 NASB
21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Luke 23:34 KJV
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Luke 5: 18-20, 24, 25 KJV
18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.