The Forgiver - Understanding Forgiveness (2 of 5) by Frank Damazio

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The Forgiver - Understanding Forgiveness (2 of 5)
Series: The Blessed Life of Forgiveness
Frank Damazio
Hebrews 10:12-14

The Seven Steps of Salvation:
1. Illumination
2. Conviction
3. Repentance
4. Faith
5. Conversion
6. Justified
7. New Creation

INTRODUCTION: God desires to bless your life with his abundant grace and mercy and desires that you live a blessed life. Part of this blessed life is to be forgiven and to become a forgiver. Carl Carl Menenger, a famous psychiatrist, says that if he could convince people in the psychiatric wards to receive forgiveness and to give forgiveness 75% would walk out cured in one day!


It's not easy:

-To apologize
- To being over
-To be unselfish
- To take advice
-To admit error
- To face a sneer
- To think and then act
- To be charitable
- To be considerate
- To avoid mistakes
-To endure success
-To profit by mistake
- To keep out of the rut
- To make the best of little
- To subdue an unruly temper
- To shoulder deserved blame
- To recognize the silver lining
- To receive forgiveness
- To give forgiveness


A. Definition of Forgiveness

In a dream, Martin Luther found himself being attacked by Satan. The devil unrolled a long scroll containing a list of Luther's sins, and held it before him. On reaching the end of the scroll Luther asked the devil, ''Is that all?'' ''No,'' came the reply, and a second scroll was thrust in front of him. Then, after a second came a third. But now the devil had no more. ''You've forgotten something,'' Luther exclaimed triumphantly. ''Quickly write on each of them, 'The blood of Jesus Christ God's son cleanses us from all sins.'' ( illustrations/f/forgiveness. Occult Bondage and Deliverance, K. Koch, p. 10.

1. Dictionary: to stop blaming or being angry with someone for something they have done, or not punish them for something. The pardon ...

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