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Five Reasons Why Forgiving Another Seems So Difficult

1. Pride. Pride I think is the main reason why it’s so hard to forgive. Pride makes it harder for us to trust God. We say to ourselves, I don’t want to forgive, and I don’t have to!  And so … Continue reading

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Forgiving Yourself

  Forgiving yourself is what you will naturally do when you accept and receive God’s forgiveness.  When you are forgiven by Him, His forgiveness flows to you and gives you the strength you need to forgive yourself. The reason why … Continue reading

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How to Receive and Be Cleansed By God’s Forgiveness

  God’s forgiveness is a gift that we receive by faith.  Just as we were saved by His grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9), His constant, day by day forgiveness also comes by grace through faith.  We can’t earn it by … Continue reading

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Three Types of Petitions—from the Disciples Prayer

The following article is an excerpt from this book.   When we look at the Disciples Prayer (or The Lord’s Prayer), I believe we see three types of petitions that Jesus taught (Matthew 6:8-13).    1. Invocation We get this … Continue reading

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Four Prayer Principles from the Lord’s Prayer

  Regard these four point as instructions on prayer from Jesus Himself.   1. Pray with priority Jesus taught us to pray, “Hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” … Continue reading

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Unforgiveness: The Greatest Hindrance to Prayer

  Forgiveness, like purity, is more than just an aid to prayer. It is a requirement.  We can’t prayer at all without having a clear conscience toward others and toward God; for the sin of unforgiveness blocks the power of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Great Prayer of Compassion: “Father Forgive Them”

  Luke 23:34a Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”   At the beginning of Jesus’ crucifixion, I suppose just after the soldiers had nailed Him to the cross and stood it up, … Continue reading

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