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Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven

Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven

Author: L. Gregory Jones

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868179

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Hearing the call to forgive is different from knowing how to practice forgiveness at home and in the world. In this book, Greg Jones and Célestin Musekura describe how churches and communities can cultivate the habits that make forgiveness possible, not only in situations like genocide but also in everyday circumstances of marriage, family and congregational life.

Practicing God’s Radical Forgiveness

Practicing God’s Radical Forgiveness

Author: Jeffrey Bullock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532641213

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Forgiveness marks one of the most important issues of our time. If the enormous number of books and articles are a measure, then forgiveness--our forgiveness of others and forgiveness for ourselves--appeals to our deepest concern. It's a challenge to determine just what we mean when we speak of "forgiveness." Any discussion will reveal that our shared understanding and practices of forgiveness quickly diverge. For example, is it the same thing to forgive a child, a criminal, a malicious acquaintance, or someone who's inadvertently done us harm? Likely, no. We'll discover in this book that how we understand and practice forgiveness has shifted and changed through history, formed by cultural context. Even biblically, our understanding of forgiveness has altered over time. We'll unpack the importance of this cultural history and then turn to the three strands of forgiveness that together form our modern practice of forgiveness. First, the personal and therapeutic forgiveness. Second, the communal forgiveness that's valued for its power to resolve conflict, renew relationships, and restore peace. Finally, the divine, God's absolute unconditional forgiveness, a forgiveness we'll discover that undergirds every other way we understand forgiveness.

Truth for Life

Truth for Life

Author: Alistair Begg

Publisher: The Good Book Company

ISBN: 9781784985868

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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A year of gospel-saturated daily devotions from renowned Bible teacher Alistair Begg. Start with the gospel each and every day with this one-year devotional by renowned Bible teacher Alistair Begg. We all need to be reminded of the truth that anchors our life and excites and equips us to live for Christ. Reflecting on a short passage each day, Alistair spans the Scriptures to show us the greatness and grace of God, and to thrill our hearts to live as His children. His clear, faithful exposition and thoughtful application mean that this resource will both engage your mind and stir your heart. Each day includes prompts to apply what you’ve read, a related Bible text to enjoy, and a plan for reading through the whole of the Scriptures in a year. The hardback cover and ribbon marker make this a wonderful gift.

The Science of Virtue

The Science of Virtue

Author: Mark R. McMinn

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781493411214

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The church and science have drifted apart over the past century. Today the church is often deemed irrelevant by those who trust science, and science is often deemed irrelevant by those whose primary loyalties are to the church. However, this book shows that the new science of virtue--the field of positive psychology--can serve as a bridge point between science and the church and can help renew meaningful conversation. In essence, positive psychology examines how ordinary people can become happier and more fulfilled. Mark McMinn clarifies how positive psychology can complement Christian faith and promote happiness and personal flourishing. In addition, he shows how the church can help strengthen positive psychology. McMinn brings the church's experience and wisdom on six virtues--humility, forgiveness, gratitude, grace, hope, and wisdom--into conversation with intriguing scientific findings from positive psychology. Each chapter includes a section addressing Christian counselors who seek to promote happiness and fulfillment in others.

Forgiving What You Can't Forget Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video

Forgiving What You Can't Forget Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video

Author: Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310146483

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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If you've ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind—if you've ever been hurt so badly that you don't know if you'll ever get past it—discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and how to find the peace that comes from embracing it. Forgiveness is a major part of the Christian faith. But how do we actually put it into practice when we're the ones who've been hurt? We know God commands us to forgive each other. But, apart from simply saying the words, "I forgive you," many of us have unasked questions about it: How does it work? On our minds, souls, circumstances—what's actually happening when we forgive? Why is it so important, and what's the difference between forgiveness and simply moving on? When should I forgive, and are their exceptions? How can I find healing for myself, even if my act of forgiveness doesn't seem to change the person who hurt me? These are just some of the questions that bestselling author and teacher Lysa TerKeurst explores in this six-session video Bible study (video streaming included) that will walk with you on a step-by-step process--through biblical answers, deep empathy, and the therapeutic insight that comes from Lysa's personal experiences--toward the grace of forgiveness and the freedom from the pain of past wrongs. This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including: The study guide itself—with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader's guide. An individual access code to stream all six video sessions online (you don't need to buy a DVD!). Sessions and video run times: What Am I Supposed to Do with All the Hurt? (25:30) Your Mind, Your Mouth, Your Master (21:30) The Divine Echo (27:00) There’s Always a Meanwhile (24:00) The Compounding Effect of Unforgiveness (15:00) This Isn’t Easy, But It Is Good (21:30) Watch on any device! Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration. Neither HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. nor any affiliate is responsible for maintaining any digital service. No refunds, exchanges, or substitutions. Internet connection required. You will be required to register for StudyGateway.com to access your streaming copy and access will be subject to the site’s Terms of Use: HarperCollinsChristian.com/terms. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code my not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Offer void if obtained through non-authorized channels, including, without limitation, free offer or freebie directories. HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for and will not provide any software, hardware or other technical set-up or capability (or personnel support in conjunction therewith) that may be required to access the streaming video. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Author: Brad Gray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455573592

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Your decisions matter. You've been created to live a great story and leave a dent in this universe. Wrestling with our calling in life is a fundamental struggle for just about everyone. Who are we supposed to be? How are we supposed to live? What are we supposed to do? These are all questions many of us grapple with. Surprisingly, the Samson narrative is one of the most instructive stories for helping us answer these questions. Often touted as a story about muscles, testosterone, and seduction, there is so much more to this ancient account. Employing all the best tools for interpreting the Bible today, Brad Gray unpacks the Samson story anew, giving us fresh insights into the universal callings of those desiring to live out God's fullest design for life. Perfect for personal and small group study, Make Your Mark will reignite your sense of purpose and stretch your faith so you can find the next step on the journey towards your calling. With passion, humor, and skill, Brad shows us how we can get right what Samson got wrong in order to flourish in our humanity, to make the most of the lives we've been given, and to leave a positive mark on our world. It's time to make your mark! Learn more and find a FREE Discussion Guide at www.WalkingTheText.com.

Walking in the Word

Walking in the Word

Author: George Vink

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449773663

Category: Self-Help

Page: 408

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Walking in the Word is a practical, yearlong devotional to use many times over or share with family members or friends. You may not always agree, but you’ll always be stimulated to think about what God’s Word has to say to that part of your life being addressed.

Forgiven and Forgiving

Forgiven and Forgiving

Author: L. William Countryman

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819217349

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In Forgiven and Forgiving, L. Wm Countryman explores forgiveness as conversion and as a way of seeing God’s way. Biblically based with sound academic research, yet written in a conversational style, Forgiven and Forgiving offers valuable insights for cler

Healing What's Hidden

Healing What's Hidden

Author: Evan Owens

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493438952

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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There is hope after trauma. Some of us can recall the exact moment our lives changed forever. The horrific accident. The miscarriage. The day they walked out. The moment our innocence was taken. Others of us can't remember a time when our lives weren't marked by trauma, abuse, or neglect. What happened to you was wrong and it hurt you, but it doesn't have to define you. You may be wounded, but you're not broken. You can overcome trauma and embrace a brighter future. Over the last decade, husband and wife team Evan and Jenny Owens have helped thousands of people overcome the trials, tragedies, and traumas of their past, and in this book, they show you how you can too. With empathy and insight, Healing What's Hidden offers a practical, step-by-step process to help you acknowledge your trauma, heal your invisible wounds, and reclaim your future so you can live beyond the anxiety, depression, and shame trauma leaves behind. Others are already experiencing healing. Now it's your turn.

Our Father

Our Father

Author: Richard Coekin

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781844747870

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Our Father in heaven Hallowed be your name ...' When Jesus' disciples asked him for help with prayer, he gave them a beautifully simple but spiritually profound outline known as the Lord's Prayer. This utterly extraordinary prayer has been cherished by Christians everywhere and always. In it, our Saviour has brilliantly summarized the kinds of requests that God most delights to answer. Jesus knew that, when we struggle to pray, we need, far more than techniques and challenges, a fresh appreciation of God. We need to glimpse his magnificent character and plans. As we see the Father described in Jesus' prayer, we find ourselves lifted in wonder to delight in him. Our cold hearts are warmed and our stifled tongues released to pray. The Lord's Prayer, and so this book, is all about enjoying God. Says the author, 'I find the Lord's Prayer exhilarating. It has been a lifeline from God, dragging my proud heart to him. I couldn't survive without it.'