Category Archives: Guilt

I will not remember your sins

You are living by the promise of I John 1:9 when you refuse to hold against yourself the sin God does not hold against you. Continue reading

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Breaking the hold of Guilt

Guilt is a message of disapproval sent to our minds which says, “You should be ashamed of yourself!” A constructive response to guilt is a grace-based, future-oriented, and an other-centered choice. Continue reading

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Biologically based sadness

Church people are sometimes well-intentioned but hurtful when they approach all discouragement as a matter of simple obedience to the Lord. Continue reading

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Questions about forgiveness

Does forgiveness require us to become morally neutral about right and wrong? Is forgiveness an imaginary zone of forgetfulness? Continue reading

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The great experience of forgiveness

Jesus said something that has perplexed and tormented people ever since he spoke it. Jesus warned about an unforgivable sin.  “And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will … Continue reading

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Promises we need

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” “…if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous … Continue reading

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5 resources for responding to guilt

Dealing with guilt Eight possible reasons we still feel guilty Guarding cherished resentments A closer look at forgiveness Forgive, or else!

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When your past revisits you

Is it possible to carry deep resentment without being aware of the power it holds over you? Consider the story of a woman who learned the power of suppressed resentment. Fifteen years after a tragic accident, she came to terms … Continue reading

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When trust is deeply broken

Don’t make the mistake of equating forgiveness and reconciliation. Continue reading

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Overcoming a painful past

  My grandfather was an alcoholic for most of his adult life. Like many alcoholics, he was functional during the day and drunk most nights. My mother recently told me that she never had a single meaningful conversation with her … Continue reading

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