Forgiveness

Wesley’s thoughts on forgiveness (illustration)

General Oglethorpe once said to John Wesley, “I never forgive and I never forget.” To which Wesley replied, “Then, Sir, I hope you never sin.” (Source unknown). …

A Father’s Forgives his Son (illustration)

There’s a Spanish story of a father and son who had become estranged. The son ran away and the father set off to find him. He searched for months but to no avail. Finally, in a last desperate effort to find him, the father put an ad in a Madrid newspaper. The ad read: “Dear …

Mother Asked Boys to Forgive Each Other (illustration)

Two little brothers, Harry and James, had finished supper and were playing until bedtime. Somehow, Harry hit James with a stick, and tears and bitter words followed. Charges and accusations were still being exchanged as their mother prepared them for bed. She said, “Now boys …

If I get Better this don’t Count (illustration)

Old Joe was dying. For years he had been at odds with Bill, formerly one of his best friends. Wanting to straighten things out, he sent word for Bill to come and see him. When Bill arrived, Joe told him that he was afraid to go into eternity with such a bad feeling between th …

The Man Who Was a Witness Because of his Smile (illustration)

Charlie Hainline is a layman at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a man who radiates the love of Christ, and is serious about sharing his faith with others. One year, his goal was to lead 1650 people to faith in Christ (5 a day)! Once, he …

Obtaining Forgiveness of Sin (illustration)

A Sunday School teacher had just concluded her lesson and wanted to make sure she had made her point. She said, “Can anyone tell me what you must do before you can obtain forgiveness of sin?” There was a short pause and then, from the back of the room, a small boy …

Corrie ten Boom - Regarding Forgiveness (illustration)

Corrie ten Boom had these words to say regarding forgiveness: It was 1947–. I had come from Holland to defeated Germany with the message that God forgives. It was the truth they needed most to hear in that bitter, bombed-out land, and I gave them my favorite mental picture …

Sister Hissyfit Was Left Off The Invitation List (illustration)

A pastor arranged for a gathering of the women’s auxiliary. It was to be a garden party on the church lawn, under the old oak. At the last moment, the morning of the party, the preacher discovered he left Sister Hissyfit off the invitation list. The pastor called the dear s …

Indian Chief in Canada Led to Christ by Missionaries (illustration)

When the first missionaries came to Alberta, Canada, they were savagely opposed by a young chief of the Cree Indians named Maskepetoon. But he responded to the gospel and accepted Christ. Shortly afterward, a member of the Blackfoot tribe killed his father. Maskepetoon rode …

Robert E. Lee - Better to Forgive Than Harbor Bitterness (illustration)

In his book. LEE: THE LAST YEARS, Charles Bracelen Flood reports that after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee visited a Kentucky lady who took him to the remains of a grand old tree in front of her house. There she bitterly cried that its limbs and trunk had been destroyed by Federal …

Standard Oil Had a Two Million Dollar Mistake (illustration)

John D. Rockefeller built the great Standard Oil empire. One day one of his executives made a two million dollar mistake. Word of the man=s enormous error quickly spread and finally one of the other executives decided to go and talk with is boss about it. As he approached the oil …

Forgiveness (illustration)

A Little Boy Kills a Duck With a Slingshot (illustration)

A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to grandma’s back yard, he spied her pet duck. On an impulse he took aim and let it fly. The stone hit its target. The boy panicked …

Survey Results in Regards to Forgiveness (illustration)

Recently, a survey was made of 200 married adults in regards to forgiveness. The results were astounding! This research suggests that there is a huge relationship between marriage satisfaction and forgiveness. As forgiveness ability went up, individuals reported fewer symptoms of …

Give Yourself Time to Cool Off When Angry (illustration)

The story is told of a young man who had been cruelly insulted by a former acquaintance. Full of indignation, he determined to go at once and demand an apology. A saintly gentleman laid his hand on his shoulder and said quietly, ASon, let me give you a word of advice. An insult i …

Soap Only Works When It is Applied (illustration)

A Soap maker, who was not saved, walked along the road with a preacher one day. He said to the preacher, “The gospel you preach has not done much good. There is still a lot of wickedness in the world, and wicked people, too.” Quietly they walked on. The preacher did n …

Soap Only Works When It is Applied (illustration)

A Soap maker, who was not saved, walked along the road with a preacher one day. He said to the preacher, “The gospel you preach has not done much good. There is still a lot of wickedness in the world, and wicked people, too.” Quietly they walked on. The preacher did not …

Tugboat Rescue Pictures Salvation (illustration)

A tugboat accidentally pushed a barge into A railroad bridge. In the darkness no one could see the extent of the damage. Moments later, an Amtrak train, reached the bridge. Unaware of the damage, the train crossed the bridge at 70 mph. There were 210 passengers on board. As the w …