Grit Your Teeth & Speak

[Part 4 of 4: Forgiveness Series] We’ve been talking about forgiveness. Concerning this, the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). They were as human as we are when it comes to needing help in the area of forgiving others. But Jesus spoke of forgiving quite often, indicating it was a key to walking in the fullness of God […]

Don’t Drink the Poison

[Part 3 of 4: Forgiveness Series] “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” –Author Unknown Sadly, our society is in an epidemic of disease. Everywhere you turn, someone is battling cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or something similar, either personally or in their family. The Bible says, “Look after each other so that none […]

Forgiveness is Never a Feeling

[Part 2 of 4: Forgiveness Series] In the last post, I said, “Forgiveness isn’t a feeling. It’s an act of faith.” In response to an instruction by Jesus to forgive often, the apostles said, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). This gets where we live. Most Christians are like the apostles in the sense that they desire to increase their […]

Increase Our Faith

[Part 1 of 4: Forgiveness Series] Jesus said in the last days offenses would increase. This means our opportunity to forgive will increase as well. But actually, in the scope of humanity, the need to forgive is not new. In fact, concerning this very thing, the apostles said, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). That certainly wouldn’t be […]