How do you know that you have truly forgiven someone?
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We can't live for too long before realizing we need to know how to forgive. We may want to forgive and try to forgive, yet still feel tormented by hurt and anger. As this study shows, forgiveness is usually a process we have to learn. We may not forgive perfectly, but we can learn from the Bible how to find the freedom of full forgiveness.
Table of Contents
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: If we refuse to forgive, we have no claim on God's forgiveness.
Teaching point two: Forgiveness requires that we surrender the right to get even.
Teaching point three: Forgiving does not require forgetting.
Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Keys to Forgiving, by Lewis B. Smedes (December 3, 2001)
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