Episode 43: Years ago, I sinned against my wife in an awful way. She forgave me, but she can’t seem to get past it. Has she really forgiven me? Part 3

Episode highlights:

  • A person has genuinely forgiven the moment they make the promise not to use the offender’s sin against them.
  • When a person seems like they “haven’t truly forgiven,” it is usually that they are still struggling with the pain of the sin committed against them.
  • The forgiver can begin to deal with the pain of betrayal by soaking in and personalizing gospel truth.
  • The offender should give the other person time and space to heal.

Episode 42: Years ago, I sinned against my wife in an awful way. She forgave me, but she can’t seem to get past it. Has she really forgiven me? Part 2

Episode highlights:

  • Therapeutic forgivness tends to focus on the forgiver, while biblical forgiveness tends to be others-centered, motivated by love for neighbor and God, focused on reconciliation.
  • Forgiveness is a matter of obedience, not feelings.  Luke 17:3-4
  • We are to forgive as soon as repentance has been made.

Episode 41: Years ago, I sinned against my wife in an awful way. She forgave me, but she can’t seem to get past it. Has she really forgiven me?

Episode highlights:

  • God expects us to forgive the way He forgives. Eph 4:32
  • Our forgiveness should be a gracious, conditional promise not to hold others’ sins against them. Rom 4:7-8; Jer 31:34; Eph 2:8-9; 1 John 1:9; Luke 17:3
  • Forgiveness and dealing with the pain of betrayal are two separate things.

Episode 39: How are Christians supposed to think about boredom? Part 2

Episode highlights:

  • When we’re bored we should follow Jesus’ example by being about the Father’s work. John 4:32-35
  • Jesus found satisfaction in doing the work that the Father gave Him to do.  He enjoyed the Father in this way. John 15:9-10
  • When we are bored, we should read the Word, pray, and partake in Christian fellowship.