Put Off Bitterness, Put On Tenderness
Few things will eat up our spiritual life as bitterness will. Few things will grieve the Holy Spirit within us like unforgiveness and grudges towards others.
Attempt to Heal Every Broken Relationship
We can think of many excuses to avoid confrontation with other Christians who have sinned against us, but we must attempt to heal every broken relationship that has been damaged.
The Forgiven Forgive
Forgiveness is not a small issue in the Christian life. A person's response to being wronged is a good test to see if they've really been forgiven or not. Failure to forgive...
Forgiveness or Bitterness?
If you begrudgingly or mechanically say the words, "I forgive you", yet still hold on to that thing in your heart, you are not practicing Biblical forgiveness, but Biblical bitterness.
The Love Behind Church Discipline
Should we let love cover a multitude of sins? Yes, and at the heart of loving our brethren, we want a person's greatest good. Yet there are times when...
Jesus' teaching on the absolute necessity of forgiveness towards others. Matthew 18:21-35
Forgiving One Another As Christ
Rather I treat you as Jesus has treated me in the Gospel by mercifully forgiving me; that is what Paul is calling us to in Colossians.
Rahab the Prostitute
Why in Hebrews 11 is Rahab singled out for her past sin and called a prostitute? We see here that her background was so sinful that her title has followed her for 3,500 years.
The Gospel: Cleanse Me From My Sin!
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! - Psalm 51
The Believer’s Journey in Grace
The Christian doesn't get away with sin, they don't get by with sin. You're going to end up acknowledging it, confessing it and not remaining silent about it.
Life in the Realm of Forgiveness
What are you going to do about your sins? One of two things will be true of you. You will either pay for all of your sins or you will pay for none of them.
Rise Up and Run Straight Back to Christ
As soon as you say "I messed up and I gotta do something to clean up my life before I can go back to Christ and be received by Him." Then you've fallen into a trap. You should rather rise up and run straight back to the Father, you won't make yourself any purer and cleaner by staying away from Him.