Binmin Podcast Ep. 28: Forgiveness | When Life Is Tough

Released: November 1, 2021
23 mins 59 sec

Forgiveness means canceling a debt. Christian forgiveness differs from the world’s forgiveness. Christians have a divine mandate to forgive others who have sinned against us. In this episode, we discuss the 8 ABCs for Christian forgiveness.

Show Notes:

0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS

0:46 – FORGIVENESS MEANS “CANCELING OF A DEBT” REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL

1:13 – REASONS WE NEED TO FORGIVE OTHERS?

1:54 – CHRISTIAN FORGIVENESS IS DIFFERENT

4:17 – AS CHRISTIANS, WE HAVE A DIVINE MANDATE TO FORGIVE.

4:37 – TWO RESOURCES CHRISTIANS HAVE FOR FORGIVING OTHERS:
God has forgiven us because Jesus took our penalty
We have the indwelling Holy Spirit

5:25 – THE ULTIMATE JUDGE IS JESUS WHEN HE RETURNS (ROM. 12:19).

6:06 – WHY ARE WE COMMANDED TO BE FORGIVING?

6:10 – FIRST, BECAUSE IT REFLECTS THE GOSPEL (COL. 3:13)

6:28 – SECOND, BECAUSE JESUS TOOK THE PUNISHMENT FOR OUR SINS!

6:46 – THIRD, WE’RE COMMANDED TO FORGIVE BECAUSE IT GLORIFIES GOD

7:31 – FOURTH, HOLDING ONTO HATE AND RESENTMENT IS TOXIC

8:35 – CONSEQUENCES IF CHRISTIANS DON’T FORGIVE

10:04 – FORGIVENESS IS A PROGRESSION: 8 ABC’S OF FORGIVENESS

10:40 – A: ACKNOWLEDGE THE HURT THAT YOU FEEL.

11:02 – B: BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL WORK THROUGH YOU WHEN YOU ARE FORGIVING AND USE IT TO DRAW YOU CLOSER TO HIM AND HEAL YOU.

11:16 – C: CHOOSE TO FORGIVE.

12:03 – D: DISCIPLINE YOUR HEART FOR FORGIVENESS USING THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES.

12:38 – E: EMPATHIZE WITH THE WRONGDOER (1 TIM. 1:15)

13:49 – F: FORGIVE THE OFFENDER

14:22 – “ALL FORGIVENESS IS SUBSTITUTIONARY”

16:14 – G: GAIN TRUST.

16:30 – H: HOLD ONTO FORGIVENESS BECAUSE SATAN WILL TRY TO STEAL YOUR PEACE.

17:52 – SO WHAT? WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL TAKEAWAYS ABOUT FORGIVING OTHERS?

18:36 – FORGIVENESS USUALLY TAKES PLACE THROUGH A CONVERSATION.

19:02 – JESUS TALKS ABOUT FORGIVENESS IN MATTHEW 5 & 18

18:55 – FORGIVENESS DOESN’T MEAN THERE AREN’T CONSEQUENCES.

20:42 – FORGIVENESS DOESN’T DISCOUNT THE SIN AGAINST US AS MEANINGLESS OR UNIMPORTANT.

20:57 – FORGIVENESS BRINGS HEALING.

21:52 – NEXT STEPS…
FORGIVE SOMEONE
ASK FORGIVENESS

22:49 – THANK YOU AND CLOSE

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