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Questions related to Command 32: Forgive Offenders

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

how to avoid the trap of bitterness
Have you ever wondered, Why did God let me suffer that injury? lose my job? have a car accident? forget that appointment? have a fight with my spouse? let my parents get divorced? let me be born with a defect?

God’s Sovereignty Over Evil Actions

scriptural examples of finding God at work amid suffering
A key to forgiving your offender is realizing that God can work through your suffering to accomplish His purposes in your life. Ultimately, God is in control.

49 Commands of Christ

words to live by
Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Keeping the commands of Jesus begins with recognizing what they are. Following is a collection of 49 of Jesus’ commands.

The Root Causes of Anger

recognizing and resolving hurts and guilt
Anger is a universal problem. It is not limited to one age group, culture, race, economic level, social status, educational background, or any other classification.

Turning the Heart of Your “King”

when a husband is unrepentant over moral failure
Through our counseling ministry, I have spoken with countless women about their family’s journey to moral freedom.

Evidences of Anger

signals of an inner struggle with wrath
Anger is hard to hide. A person who struggles with unresolved anger and wrath will demonstrate a variety of behaviors that indicate his inner battle.

Characteristics of an Angry Person

evidences of an angry spirit
A person who has a spirit of anger usually demonstrates one or more of the following characteristics.

Bless Those Who Curse You

one way to love your enemies
When we experience abuse from others, our natural response is to strike back. Pride prompts us to return hurt for hurt and insult for insult.

How Suffering Prepared a Leader

the story of Joseph
How would you respond if your family despised you so much that they arranged for you to be sold to a slave trader? How would you feel if your boss, whom you had faithfully served with impeccable integrity, was quick to believe a lie about you and subsequently have you thrown into jail?

Marriage Restoration: No Wasted Pain

learning to live in the grip of the Father’s love
In August of 2006, I came to the point of desperation in my marriage. I felt no hope for experiencing the marriage that I wanted and that I felt God wanted for Ron and me—a marriage that honored Him.

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