Simone Richardson writes about an unhelpful tendency to mistake situations where forgiveness is extended when what should be properly offered is forbearance. Forgiveness is what’s needed when God’s standards are breached. Forbearance has more to do with when it’s our standards that are not being met. From the article. Forbearance is what is needed when …

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Zac Hicks writes about corporate worship training and equipping disciples of Jesus for their day to day life following Christ. Part of [the church Hicks was attending at the time] weekly service structure was a rehearsal of repentance, a Confession of Sin and an Assurance of Pardon. Week in and week out, we would have …

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This week’s Border Watch piece was a reflection on a parenting video I’d watched the week before. The paper titled this ‘Actions Key To Forgiveness’. It’s such an inescapable part of parenting that you think more people would tell you about it: at some point or another most parents will find themselves locked in the …

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This week’s Border Watch article includes thoughts about the end of daylight saving and how meeting the resurrected Jesus manifests an everyday lifestyle of reconciliation and forgiveness. The editor picked up on the association between resurrection and reconciliation in the paper’s title for the piece, which was nice. So, last Sunday was my favourite day …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 51 126. Q. What is the fifth petition? A. “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” That is: be pleased, for the sake of Christ’s blood, not to charge to us, miserable sinners, our many transgressions, nor the evil which still clings to us. We …

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Thabiti Anyabwile presents material gleaned from Peacemaker Ministries. At his post he expands on each of these seven ‘A’s of apology and then details the four promises of forgiveness. 1. Address everyone involved. 2. Avoid “if,” “but” and “maybe.” 3. Admit specifically. 4. Acknowledge the hurt. 5. Accept the consequences. 6. Alter your behavior. 7. …

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