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  • Forgiveness Means No Guilt, No Shame, No Regrets

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    If you’re a follower of Jesus, joy should be a way of life. Why? You’ve been completely forgiven—no guilt, no shame, no remorse, and no regrets. God has wiped them all out.

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  • The Kind of Prayer God Answers

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    There’s only one kind of prayer that God answers: the prayer of faith. Matthew 9:29b says, “According to your faith let it be done to you” (NIV). We see so little in our lives because we expect so little in our lives.

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  • Broken Heart? The Lord Is Close

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    We’ve all had our heart broken in some way — maybe by disappointment, fear, shame, rejection, or ridicule. I would say to you, as your friend, I’m sorry. I really am. I care about the hurt that you have gone through, because God cares about it. He hurts with you. What was God doing when you were weeping? He was weeping, too.

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  • Every Believer Has Spiritual Gifts

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    When you know what you’re shaped to be, then you know what you ought to be, and you can start focusing on that and make better use of your life.

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  • How Often Should You Forgive?

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    Forgiveness is rarely a one-time event. So how often do you have to keep releasing your right to get even? Until you stop feeling the hurt — then you’ll know you’ve forgiven that person.

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  • Respond to Evil with Good

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    The Bible says in Luke 6:27-28, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (NIV). Notice these three verbs: “do good,” “bless,” and “pray for.” A big part of forgiveness is responding to evil with good.

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  • Let Go of Your Need to Get Even

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    The heart of real forgiveness is relinquishing your right to get even. The Bible says in Romans 12:19, “Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it” (TLB).

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  • Five Things Forgiveness Is Not

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    There’s a lot of faulty thinking about forgiveness. The act of forgiveness gets watered down. It gets abused. It gets cheapened. What is forgiveness really? Take a quick test by answering “true” or “false” to the following statements:

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  • There Is No Condemnation for Your Mess-ups

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    God knows that failure is part of life. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He’s not surprised when we mess up. In fact, he sent Jesus to clean up our mess. He didn’t send him to point an accusing finger.

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  • The Healing Power of Confession

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    06-10-17-Gods-Prescription-The-Healing-Power-Of-Confession

    It’s not just swallowing too much food that’ll torpedo your health. Swallowing your sin can have even more disastrous results.

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