While reading what the Bible says about forgiveness, I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful descriptions of God’s forgiveness. I’ve recently been pondering the notion that God does not forgive, for He is never angry. And yet, I can understand that there is a part of me that needs forgiveness, needs to ask for it, even though God never is angry with me.
In this issue we begin to explore this topic of forgiveness. What does forgiveness look like in real life? What is the deal with Jesus, the cross, the blood atonement and forgiveness?
I pray that I might learn a small portion of the heart of forgiveness I see described in the Bible, and that I might be a multiplier of God’s loving presence on this earth. I hope that you will join me in this effort/journey.
Bronwen Henry, Managing Editor & Creative Director
Articles in this issue
The practice of forgiveness
When we feel intense pain caused by another, forgiving can seem impossible. Explore the path of forgiveness with an approach readily available to everyone, and…
Questions about forgiveness? (seeking answers)
Does God always forgive? Let's look at some tough questions about how the Lord forgives and how to handle our own shortcomings.
The Heart of Jesus' Message
The Easter story is filled with brutal imagery. There is language in the Bible that speaks of blood being the remission of sins. What does…
“I am connecting with this church and teachings all over again.”
After a time of wandering, Kathryn finds herself coming home to the New Church and finding acceptance and community along the way.
Prayer and Fasting (Bible study)
Mark 9 tells a story of a young man possessed by an evil spirit. Jesus tells that 'prayer and fasting' were required to cast out…
Small Group Study: Forgiveness
What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Gather some friends together and utilize this small group outline as structure and a starting point for a…