All posts in " Forgiveness "

    Grace is only grace if . . .

    By Dave Henning / April 27, 2017

    “Grace is only grace if it goes both ways . . . a two-way street.  Receiving it from God but refusing to give it to others isn’t an option.  Grace flows.”- Kyle Idleman “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”- Ephesians 4:31 In Chapter 4 […]


      The biggest sinner you know

      By Dave Henning / April 22, 2017

      “If the biggest sinner you know isn’t you, then you don’t know yourself very well.”- Pastor Jean Larroux “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the worst.”- 1 Timothy 1:15 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of Grace Is […]


        When we minimize pain, we minimize forgiveness

        By Dave Henning / April 13, 2017

        “When we minimize pain, we also minimize forgiveness.  And when we minimize forgiveness, we minimize healing.”- Esther Fleece “The blood of Jesus doesn’t give you amnesia.  My past happened.  But Jesus gives you a life beyond your past.”- Christine Caine, author As Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 9 of No More Faking Fine, she asserts there’s […]


          Forgiveness- our invitation to process the pain

          By Dave Henning / April 12, 2017

          “But forgiveness is our invitation to process the pain so we can be authentically freed from it.”- Esther Fleece “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”- Matthew 6:14 In Chapter 9 (“Forgive Me”) of No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece discusses the topic of […]


            Where you experienced the pain the most

            By Dave Henning / March 10, 2017

            “God has a way of blessing you exactly where you experienced the pain the most.”- Dr. Tony Evans Tony Evans concludes Chapter 10 of Detours as he provides three ways to know you’ve truly forgiven someone. 1.  You don’t bring other people into the situation that have nothing to do with the sin.  Dr. Evans […]


              Forgiveness- a beautiful word?

              By Dave Henning / March 8, 2017

              “Forgiveness is a beautiful word when you need it.  It is an ugly word when you have to give it.”- Dr. Tony Evans As Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 9 of Detours, he notes that forgiveness operates on two levels: unilateral and transactional.  In this chapter, Tony explains unilateral forgiveness.  Unilateral forgiveness: occurs when you […]


                A leash around our souls- unforgiveness

                By Dave Henning / March 7, 2017

                “Many of us are being hindered from our destiny because we are being held hostage by a leash around our souls called unforgiveness.  This leash keeps jerking us back and jerking us back.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans begins Chapter 9 (“The Pardon of Detours”) of Detours as he notes that many of us […]


                  A handbook for a healthy soul

                  By Dave Henning / January 6, 2017

                  “The Creator himself has given us a handbook for a healthy soul: the Bible.”- Judah Smith “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God.”- 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) In Chapter 2 (“Original Home”) of How’s Your Soul?, Pastor Judah Smith opines that […]


                    Joy only God can give

                    By Dave Henning / August 30, 2016

                    “If we look to people to give us the joy only God can give, we will see ourselves as victims.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.”- Jeremiah 17:5 In Chapter 8 (“When Forgiving Someone […]


                      Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion

                      By Dave Henning / August 4, 2016

                      Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion( Moody Publishers, 2015) Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Dr. Gary Chapman is a revised edition of The Other Side of Love, originally published in 1999.  To effectively and positively process anger, we must understand both the origin and purpose of anger.  Bringing anger under the lordship of Jesus helps heal […]


                        At peace with yourself

                        By Dave Henning / July 25, 2016

                        “Be at peace with yourself and then you will be able to bring peace to others.”- Thomas A Kempis In Chapter 12 (“I’m Angry at Myself”) of Anger, Dr. Gary Chapman begins by listing reason you may not be at peace with yourself.  When we experience anger at ourselves, it is because we: perceive ourselves […]


                          Stand ready to forgive

                          By Dave Henning / July 21, 2016

                          “Christians with the aid of the Holy Spirit must always stand ready to forgive, willing and desirous of forgiving, extending forgiveness . . .”- Dr. Gary Chapman “He [Christ] did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered.  He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.”- […]

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