Jesus taught believers to pray, “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” (Matt. 6:12). Paul urged Christ’s followers to forgive one another as Christ forgave them (Col. 3:13). Christ gives Christians a mandate to forgive and provides a model of forgiveness that is necessary for healthy relationships. But what is forgiveness, and how should we practice it?
In How Should We Forgive?, Pastor Stanley Gale considers the nature of the forgiveness we receive from God, its role in our ongoing relationship with Him, and the way we must reciprocate by forgiving others as we have been forgiven.
- Foundation of Forgiveness
- Drinking from the Fountain of Forgiveness
- The Flow of Forgiveness
- Forgiveness in Action
Not a Conclusion But a Commencement
- The Work of Forgiveness
- Forgiveness, the Outworking of Love
- Forgive and Never Forget
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Stanley D. Gale serves as senior minister of The Reformed Presbyterian Church, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles, leads seminars on various topics, and is the founder of Community Houses of Prayer (www.CHOPministry.net).
“Forgiving an offender can be one of the most difficult yet rewarding aspects of the Christian life. Stanley Gale has given us a wonderful gift – a guide to help us walk through the struggle, joy, and freedom of forgiveness. I heartily commend his biblical counsel.” – Brian H. Cosby, senior pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta