10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Larry Osborne has written several books that have been insightful, encouraging and challenging. You can find a link to Sticky Church here and Sticky Team here. 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe is another book I’d recommend you reading but in the meantime here’s a quick summary from Leaders Book Summaries, a website that offers summaries of, for the most part,…

How would you define forgiveness?

  Chris Brauns, in Unpacking Forgiveness: biblical answers for complex questions and deep wounds defines forgiveness as… a commitment by the one true God to pardon graciously those who repent and believe so that they are reconciled to him, although this commitment does not eliminate all consequences (51). God’s forgiveness is… Gracious – God offers forgiveness freely.…

How would you define forgiveness?

Chris Brauns, in Unpacking Forgiveness: biblical answers for complex questions and deep wounds defines forgiveness as… a commitment by the one true God to pardon graciously those who repent and believe so that they are reconciled to him, although this commitment does not eliminate all consequences (51). God’s forgiveness is… Gracious – God offers forgiveness freely.…

What Are The Weeds Of Anger?

What are the long-term results of anger or as Jerry Bridges calls it in his book Respectable Sins: Confronting The Sins We Tolerate, “weeds of anger”?  Bridges’ selected the word “weeds” because they seem to be a nuisance that you constantly have to get rid of, with the obvious correlation that the following “weeds of anger” will…

Failure to Forgive Could Cost Us Heaven

What can we learn from the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:21-35? Forgiveness cancels a debt. The practice of canceling a debt serves as a metaphor for practicing forgiveness. Forgiveness presupposes that someone bear the cost of what is owed Forgiveness makes a three-fold promise: (1) I will not bring up this offense again or use…