Forgiveness: Making Peace with the Past

Overview

Forgiveness is a door. It's the way to peace and joy. But it's a small door, and it can't be entered without stooping—or kneeling. And sometimes it is very hard to find.

When we hurt the people we love, how do we go about restoring the relationship?

When we suffer the pain of betrayal or injury or rejection from someone else, how do we deal with the anger and resentment we ...

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Overview

Forgiveness is a door. It's the way to peace and joy. But it's a small door, and it can't be entered without stooping—or kneeling. And sometimes it is very hard to find.

When we hurt the people we love, how do we go about restoring the relationship?

When we suffer the pain of betrayal or injury or rejection from someone else, how do we deal with the anger and resentment we feel?

In eight studies, Douglas Connelly leads the way to help you discover, understand and practice what the Bible says about forgiveness.

This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830830947
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2005
  • Series: LifeGuide? Bible Studies
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,054,571
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Connelly (MDiv and MTh, Grace Theological Seminary) is currently serving as interim pastor at Davison Missionary Church near Flint, Michigan after twelve years as senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A writer and speaker, he has written seventeen LifeGuide Bible Studies as well as several books, including The Bible for Blockheads and Angels Around Us. He and his wife Karen have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Getting the Most Out of ForgivenessPart One: How God Forgives Us
1. Our Forgiving Father - Luke 15:11-32
2. Why We Need Forgiveness - Ephesians 2:1-10
3. Confessing Our Sin - 1 John 1:5–2:2
4. The Shout of a Forgiven Man - Psalm 32Part Two: How We Forgive Others
5 Out of Debt! - Matthew 18:21-35
6 When We Are Wounded - Matthew 18:15-20
7 As We Forgive Others - Matthew 6:5-15
8 Forgiving When We Don't Feel Like It - Philemon
Leader's Notes

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