Resources on Forgiveness

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Topical Study on Forgiveness Forgiveness, divine or human, is the gracious act of dropping justifiable anger against an offender, generously reconstruing him or her as someone better than a mere offender, and bracketing or "disremembering" the offense. Classically, forgiveness follows the offender's remorse and repentance. Human forgiveness requires both an infusion of divine grace... Forgiveness and the Authority of God’s Children Commentary/Exegesis by Edith M Humphrey https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/alampfortoday/2016/07/29/forgiveness-authority-gods-children-sixth-sunday-matthew/ Commentary/Exegesis by Edith M Humphrey Topics: Forgiveness , Jonah , Reconciliation Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this commentary from the Orthodox tradition on Jeremiah 31:27-34, Jonah 3, Matthew 9:1-8, and Romans 12:6-14, Edith Humphrey examines the centrality of reconciliation and forgiveness. Forgiveness Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/forgiveness Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Forgiveness , Sin , Mercy , Promises of God, The Source: The Spurgeon Center Charles Spurgeon's sermon on Isaiah 43:25 presents his view of God's forgiveness: who receives God's mercy; what God's mercy involves; the reason for God's mercy; and God's promise not to remember sins. Forgiveness Devotional https://livingchurch.org/2017/09/11/917-forgiveness/ Devotional Topics: Forgiveness , Grace , Sorrow , Devotion Source: The Living Church Forgiveness can be difficult, complicated, and layered with subtleties. Yet, strangely, we often discover that the offended person who forgives experiences release from the burden of an offense. Forgiveness is God's Purpose Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/Forgivenessstudyguide1.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Forgiveness Source: The Christian Reflection Project Study guide on forgiveness. It includes a reflection on Luke 4:14-30, discussion questions, and a departing hymn as well as a leader's guide. Voices on Forgiveness Article https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/forgiveness/ Article Topics: Forgiveness , Relationship , Repentance , Justice Source: Fuller Studio "Forgiveness is a journey… we have no control over the end… yet the journey must begin.” Excerpts from many disciplines reflect on the process of forgiveness. The Priesthood After the Resurrection Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2017/04/26/the-priesthood-after-the-resurrection/ Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Forgiveness , Ministry , Priesthood , Worship Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this homily on John 20:19-31 from the Orthodox tradition, Andrew Stephen Damick examines the call to "priestly forgiveness" as we call others to worship. Forgiveness Sermon Starter/Outline by Karl Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-24/commentary-on-matthew-1821-35-2 Sermon Starter/Outline by Karl Jacobson Topics: Forgiveness , Parable , Love your neighbor , Faith Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Matthew 18:21-35 considers forgiveness, noting specifically that forgiveness in this parable is 1) extravagant and precious, and 2) reciprocal and reliant. Forgiveness Sermon (Complete) by Carolyn L Gordon http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/symposium-2013-forgiveness Sermon (Complete) by Carolyn L Gordon Topics: Forgiveness , Worship , Law , Hope Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Video of a worship service on the theme of forgiveness, based on Matthew 5:38-48. Carolyn Gordon's sermon starts around 33:40. A service outline is also included. Forgiveness & Gratitude Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/forgiveness-gratitude Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Forgiveness , Gratitude , Atonement , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this sermon starter for Luke 7:36-50, David Lose explores the far reaching ramifications of forgiveness in the story of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears. Forgiveness and Evangelism Sermon (Complete) by Jessie Larkins http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/09/forgiveness-and-evangelism/ Sermon (Complete) by Jessie Larkins Topics: Forgiveness , Grace , Children , Conflict Source: Ekklesia Project In this sermon on Jesus' parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35), Jessie Larkins imagines the impact on others "if we allowed forgiveness and grace to define our relationship to one another and the world." Forgiveness: Taking the Word to Heart Article by J Randall O'Brien http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/ForgivenessarticleOBrien.pdf Article by J Randall O'Brien Topics: Forgiveness , Jesus , Sin Source: The Christian Reflection Project In the article, J. Randall O'Brien explores the question, What is forgiveness? Why is it important (and difficult) for Christians to practice it? Forgiveness of Sins Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/06/year-c-proper-6-11th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Forgiveness , Greed , Confession , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children This children's sermon resource offers tips for teaching children the themes of greed, sin, forgiveness, law and God's justice using 2 Samuel 11-12, 1 Kings 21:1-21, Psalms 5:1-8; 32, Luke 7:36-50; 8:1-3, and Galatians 2:15-21. Full Text Hymns on Forgiveness Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive©
Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways!PD
God, How Can We Forgive©
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Forgiveness and Freedom Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2014/09/pentecost-14-a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Forgiveness , Law , Freedom , Relationship Source: In the Meantime Reflecting on Matthew 18:21-35, David Lose writes that Jesus wants Peter and us to stop counting altogether simply because forgiveness, like love, is inherently and intimately relational rather than legal and therefore cannot be counted. Forgiveness – The Hardest Love of All Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2020/02/29/forgiveness-the-hardest-love-of-all-2/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Forgiveness , Love Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition on Luke 6:27-38, Stephen Freeman offers thoughts on beginning the life of forgiveness. Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Humility, Hardship Study Guide by Patrick Keyser https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/bible-study-proper-25-c-2019 Study Guide by Patrick Keyser Topics: Parables , God's Provision , Earth , Holy Spirit Source: Sermons That Work Patrick Keyser writes a Bible study and includes questions on Psalm 65 (God’s forgiveness of sins and provision) Joel 2:23-32 (Holy Spirit); Luke 18:9-14 (humble tax collector); 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 (God’s faithfulness in hardship). Forgiveness and the Journey Back to Paradise in Lent Sermon (Complete) by Philip LeMasters https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/easternchristianinsights/2020/03/01/forgiveness-and-the-journey-back-to-paradise-in-lent-homily-for-the-sunday-of-forgiveness-cheese-fare-in-the-orthodox-church/ Sermon (Complete) by Philip LeMasters Topics: Forgiveness , Lent Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this sermon from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Philip LeMasters introduces the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare) and explores the importance of offering ourselves to the Lord who offered himself on the cross for our salvation.... Forgiveness, and Commentary/Exegesis by Michael Smith https://livingchurch.org/2020/06/20/6-20-daily-devotional-forgiveness-and/ Commentary/Exegesis by Michael Smith Topics: Forgiveness , Reconciliation Source: The Living Church In this reflection on Numbers 13:31-14:25, Michael Smith acknowledges that forgiveness doesn't mean there are no consequences. Forgiveness Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5904-forgiveness Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Forgiveness , Pride , Guilt , Conscience Source: Day1 These quotations from Frederick Buechner focus on how pride and guilt impact our ability to offer and to accept forgiveness. Forgiveness as a Character Trait Article by Robert Roberts http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/ForgivenessarticleRoberts.pdf Article by Robert Roberts Topics: Forgiveness , Repentance , Suffering Source: The Christian Reflection Project This article says that though there is no simple recipe for forgiveness, we can learn how to forgive—by coming to forgive offenders the way forgiving people do, with eyes of the heart. Forgiveness and Christ the Lord of the Weak and Strong Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/24OrdA091717/theword_indepth.html Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H Fuller Topics: Forgiveness , Church Source: The Sunday Website Reginald H. Fuller offers commentary on four texts from Sirach 27:30-28:7, Psalm 103, Romans 14:7-9 and Matthew 18:21-35 on the themes of forgiveness and Christ who unites God's people even in their differences.