'forgive' tagged posts

Anger Management

James 1:19-20 says, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” What a profound statement and one that has not been true for much of my life. Growing up with two older…

Releasing Resentment

When you think about great men and women of the Bible, King David’s name inevitably comes up. In fact, many would say he was their favourite. But if you take the time to look at how he finished his life, it did not seem to end very well. His last words to Solomon in 1…

Getting What We Don’t Deserve

When I was a new Christian, it was difficult to read the Old Testament. Most of the preaching and teaching focused on Jesus, the disciples and the work of the Holy Spirit. In Genesis 43, we read the story of Joseph and his relationship with his siblings after his rise to power in Egypt. This…

The Blame Game

On most days, I stop at Starbucks for coffee before heading to the office. There, I usually spend some time talking with staff and other patrons. Many days I visit with a man who has lived a pretty tough life. He is almost 60 and lives on a fixed income in a not so nice apartment. In many…

Forgiveness is Love

Christmas is a time of hope, peace, joy and love. But when you stop and think about why Jesus came – to die on the cross for our sins – you can’t help but stop and ponder that. He came so we might be forgiven and in being forgiven, we too are to forgive others……