Resources on forgiveness

Last Sunday, we briefly touched on the topic of forgiveness as we studied Colossians 3:11-17 together.

As I mentioned, forgiveness can bring up many questions and confusion related to how we are to apply it. Below are some resources that might be a useful start in thinking about this topic. Hope they are helpful!

– Timothy Lane’s article from the Journal of Biblical Counseling, “Pursuing and Granting Forgiveness” – This is a very helpful introduction on the definition of forgiveness and how to practice it.

Read it here.

– John MacArthur’s book, The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness – MacArthur begins by examining the Gospel and draws from it implications both for our personal confession of sin to God, as well as forgiving those who have wronged us. It is very helpful and insightful.

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– Jonathan Edwards’ book, Charity and its Fruits – Jonathan Edwards is considering one of America’s greatest theologians. In this book, based upon a series of sermons he preached to his church on 1 Corinthians 13, he unpacks what love is to look like in a Christian’s life. It touches on everything from dealing with people who have sinned against you, to how often we can do things devoid of love, to how magnificent God’s love is, and finally to heaven’s description as a world of love. It’s highly recommended.

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