An invitation ~
It is from a friend, offering you the chance to mend a broken relationship.
"An invitation to forgive?" you may scoff...
"Why would anyone want to get an invitation like that?"
And yet that is exactly the type of invitation the Apostle Paul writes in his letter to Philemon. In a manner that is both brilliant and appealing, Paul urges Philemon to take back his runaway slave, Onesimus. He challenges Philemon to see forgiveness as a privilege; an invitation to be accepted or declined. It was Philemon's choice to make.
Would he have the character to see past his anger to the benefits this invitation would offer him, or would he hang on to resentment and miss the blessing?
This verse-by-verse Bible Study is written for anyone who has ever struggled with forgiveness or longs to see the reconciliation of broken relationships. It will address and examine the questions involved in the dynamics of forgiveness, such as:
• Can true forgiveness ever be commanded?
• Does loyalty and harmony come by compulsion?
• What is the character of someone who forgives?
• On what basis should we forgive someone who has offended us?
This study will not only shed light on the answers to these questions but also present the rich Biblical principles on which they are based. It is written in an easy-to-read, interactive format, guiding the reader to identify his own invitation to forgive-an invitation ultimately written for all of us.
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An Invitation to Forgive by Margaret Armanious is a must read for anyone who wants to look deeper at forgiveness from a Biblical perspective. Philemon is one of those Bible books that we usually skim over, if not ignore altogether. But, Margaret shows us how much we really miss out on in the Word when we do so. It is obvious from this study that Margaret has studied to show herself approved of God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed ( II Tim. 2:15). This book is packed full of probing and practical questions that, if applied, will certainly help the reader to be more Christ-like in their ability to forgive those whom he/she may have issues with. It is my pleasure to recommend this book to you. I know that the Lord is going to use it to forever change many believers’ lives.