Tag Archives: forgiveness

God Forgives Us Conditionally

God Forgives Us Conditionally (Reading time: 0.6 minutes) The Lord’s Prayer is probably the most widely known prayer in the world. Yet it contains a statement most of us repeat without really considering what it means: “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matt. 6:12, NIV). This means we’re asking Read More…

Presenting Our Case

Presenting Our Case Read the Summary (Reading time: 0.4 minutes) (Total reading time: 13 minutes) Contents Introduction Pleading Our Case Proper Protocol Summary Full Article Introduction As we saw in a previous article, “Satan” literally means “accuser” and he brings formal legal charges against us. We silence him with a three-step response: humble ourselves, confess Read More…

Scriptural Confession

Scriptural Confession Contents Personal Declaration (Reading time: 2.5 minutes) I’m Blessed by God (Reading time: 1.7 minutes) I’m Blessed Because of What I Do (Reading time: 0.3 minutes) I’m Blessed Because of What Happens to Me (Reading time: 0.2 minutes) Personal Declaration I openly confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord.1 Through his death, burial Read More…

Covenant Curses

Covenant Curses Read the Summary (Reading time: 0.2 minutes) (Total reading time: 8.3 minutes) Contents Introduction Curses in God’s Covenant with Christians? Continuing to Sin Rejecting Covenant Summary Full Article Introduction In previous articles we saw that a covenant is an enduring, supportive relationship in which each partner focuses on the other’s well-being. Blessings and Read More…

Forgiving When It Hurts

Forgiving When It Hurts Read the Summary (Reading time: 0.4 minutes) (Total reading time: 8.9 minutes) Full Article People are capable of committing major offenses against others and even feeling justified in doing so. It is amazing at times to hear people justify their obnoxious or destructive behavior. Yet that is so typical of the Read More…