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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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    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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  • Confession Keeps You Healthy

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    Confessing your sin is good for your health — any psychologist will tell you this. It’s good to clear your conscience and get things off your chest. Your body is not made to hold guilt inside you. When you do, it’s like shaking up a soda can with the top on. It will blow eventually.

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  • Don’t Let the Fear of Rejection Keep You Quiet

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    The fear of rejection is the main reason most Christians don’t share their faith with other people. We’re afraid of what others will think. God has given us Good News, yet we’re scared to share it. We worry that our friends will reject us or that people will think we’re fanatics or “Jesus freaks.”

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  • Cut People Some Slack

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    Everybody has bad days. Kay knows that I have two touchy times every week. I’m touchy on Saturday afternoon because I’m focused on the message I am about to preach. And the other time I’m touchy is Monday morning, because I’m drained from preaching all weekend and talking to people between services. So Kay makes allowances for that. She cuts me some slack.

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  • The Cross Says ‘Let It Go’

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    Forgiveness is free. But it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ his life. And it’s also not easy. Forgiveness can only occur when the offended person volunteers to assume the debt and not to get even or seek revenge. That’s what Jesus did for us. That’s what he calls us to do for others.

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