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how do we know we’ve forgiven?

When God forgives, there is an immediate and complete change in relationship. Instead of hostility, there is love and acceptance. Instead of enmity, there is friendship. ~ Billy Graham In the deepest depths of our heart and soul, can we say we’ve truly forgiven someone? A quick check might be to ask ourselves, “What does [...]

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forgiveness is an act of faith

To be able to look into God’s face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God. ~ Charles H. Brent Forgiveness [...]

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the prodigal son {part 3}

Now this shows how we tend to make the worst of everything and to paint the picture in the darkest colors, which is not doing as we would have others do to us, nor as our heavenly Father does to us. ~ Matthew Henry The prodigal son experienced true humility that led him back home [...]

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the prodigal son {part 2}

The circumstances of the parable set out the riches of Gospel grace much more fully, and to poor sinners ever since it has been indescribably useful, and so it will be as long as the world exists. ~ Matthew Henry Yesterday we talked about pride, greed, and idolatry and how they’re intertwined into forgiveness. Today [...]

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the prodigal son {part 1}

Those who have served God for a long time and have been kept from gross sins have a great deal to be humbly thankful for, but nothing to proudly boast about. ~ Matthew Henry There are so many great lessons in this one parable! Lessons on pride, greed, faith, hope, acceptance, repentance, and forgiveness. I’ve [...]

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