Articles | Forgiveness

  • I Will Always Love You…

    But some days I may not like you!

    Blog | Kim Rider | February 14, 2017

    I love you! This all familiar phrase is probably used hundreds…maybe even thousands of times a day.  I love….my dog, my cat, my kids, my significant other, selfies, chocolate, running, football, sweet tea, binge watching….and the list goes on.  What exactly are we saying when we say we love something?

  • Finding Rest in God's Love

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | July 21, 2016

    One of the best things about the Lead Like Jesus Encounter is the unique experience it brings for growth in leaders. It works because leaders take time out for positive self-care as they uncover brand new ways to further practice God's presence. Through solid Bible teaching, group interaction and vulnerable activities, participants are encouraged to become engaged and to explore fresh ways to grasp a deeper understanding of the passion of God. 

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    Who’s in Your Penalty Box? The Super-Natural Act of Forgiveness

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | April 06, 2016

    Humanly speaking, forgiveness is impossible.

    Probably everyone on the planet has been hurt by the actions or words of another person. The experiences of hurt come in a variety of ways, from broken trust to broken people. A partner sabotages your business; your spouse has an affair; a family member turns others against you; members of your church criticize you; a person you love is abusive; or someone injures a loved one. As followers of Jesus, we are taught we must forgive.

  • Don’t Hang Your Hanger on the Sprinkler!

    Blog | Kim Rider | February 23, 2016

    I was on a business trip recently and noticed a sticker below the sprinklers in my motel room. It had an image of a hanger and that infamous red circle with a line through it. Under that was the following statement: “Do not hang anything on fire sprinkler.” Obviously, someone, at some point in time, tried this and created the reason these stickers now hang in motel rooms under the sprinklers.

  • When is it Enough?

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | November 12, 2015

    How many times do you need to say “thank you” before it’s enough? Your spouse is wonderful, and you tell him/her that all the time. This is the 1,637th time he’s vacuumed the living room – surely he won’t need to be thanked again. Will he?

    Is there a set amount of Scripture that’s enough to know? You’ve memorized more Scripture verses than your church leaders. You have your arsenal to quote. Often. Your phone has a Bible app. Every room in your house has a different verse displayed. You read the Bible daily. Yes. You’re Biblically well-versed.

  • Faithful to Forgive

    Blog | February 15, 2015

    In the workplace, with its deadlines and unexpected turns of events, employees under pressure are at greater risk of making mistakes. These mistakes may stem from lack of experience or poor judgment.

    Should you fire employees who make mistakes or forgive them? Jesus provided the ultimate example of forgiveness on the cross when He prayed on behalf of his killers, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34 NKJV). This prayer was answered later when thousands of people in Jerusalem were saved on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:41).