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Forgiveness it can be easier said then done. Do you easily forgive others when they do wrong to you? Have you ever had anyone not forgive you and you wished they did? What does it mean to forgive?

What is forgiveness?

“‘Forgiveness’ is the F-bomb that we don’t hear dropped enough.”

What is forgiveness? If you truly have forgiveness it means that you do not allow that to hold you back or get to you anymore. It means you washed the other person clean of the wrong doing they have done to you. It also means you forget it. In other words you let it go! Sometimes we do not forget. To forgive we must deny our self and not be selfish.

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Definition of Forgive

Forgive is the root word of forgiveness. According to dictionary.com forgive means …

for·give  [fer-giv] verb, for·gave, for·giv·en,for·giv·ing.

verb (used with object)

1. grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.);absolve.

2. give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation,etc.).

3. grant pardon to (a person).saving

4. cease to feel resentment against: to forgive one’s enemies.

5. cancel an indebtedness or liability of: to forgive the interest owed on a loan.

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Introduction | What is forgiveness? | Definition of forgive (Part 1)
Christ forgave us | East to West Sea of Forgetfulness (Part 2)
Christian Songs about Forgiveness | Do good to others & forgive (Part 3)
Confess Sins | Forgiveness helps our relationships (Part 4)
Closing (Part 5)

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I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at CourageousChristianFather.com. I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

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  1. Henry Doty says:

    AMEN thanks for forgiveness. Forgiveness releases us from anger, stress, and even hate.

  2. Henry Doty says:

    AMEN thanks for forgiveness. Forgiveness releases us from anger, stress, and even hate.

  3. Amen! thanks for sharing! hugs

  4. Heather Gatley says:

    Amen! thanks for sharing! hugs

  5. ariellamillerblog says:

    Thank for the beautiful blog. I love what you are writing about our sins, who were cast as far as the East is from the West.

  6. ariellamillerblog Thanks for the comment.

  7. Very thorough guidance, Steve. I like that you mention relationships are helped by our forgiveness. There was a course I used to teach and we did a simple exercise where we’d have people quickly write down the five most important people in their lives and then after that, circle the ones they’ve had conflict with. Of course, in just about all cases every name is circled and it is because of forgiveness and the forging of a stronger relationship and understanding with one another. This is a great step towards learning to love and forgive more like Christ. Thank you!

  8. abbymcd7 says:

    “Forgiveness is the F bomb we don’t hear dropped enough.” Love that and so true. I think what people often don’t realize is how much forgiveness truly frees us. We are free from the bitterness that holding grudges creates. Thanks so much for sharing this. Great truths here.

  9. Walter Kahler says:

    So much good information here Steve. Forgiveness, confession and repentance are keys in living godly. As we move forward this week and proclaim Christ as our redeemer on Easter Sunday leaves no excuse for forgiving others. Have a great Easter Steve.

  10. Walter Kahler Thanks Walter for the comment. Yes so true on forgiveness, confession and repentance. You have a great Easter service to coming up. God Bless.

  11. abbymcd7 I heard that quote on Air1 one day in 2013. I had to add it to the post after I heard it. This was on my heart so I republished this post. It does set us free and people don’t see that. It is weight lifted up. You are welcome for me sharing and thanks for the comment. God Bless.

  12. Kristi Miller Yeap they are, two people forgiving each others past and present and future. That’s a true relationship like the one we have with Christ. Nice idea on that. Yes forgiveness is a step toward love, a love like Christ loved. Thanks for the comment Kristi. God Bless. I hope you and the family are feeling better.

  13. msanders0761 says:

    Oh, wow. Such good resources here. You have thoroughly covered the topic of forgiveness, something many have difficulty doing. You are so right, sin binds us. Forgiveness sets us free and represents true obedience to our Father. During the Holy Week I remember the ultimately sacrifice He made for us. In spite of the way He was treated while on earth. He forgave us. We must forgive others.

  14. msanders0761 Thanks Yeap it is comprehensive. I done research and kept adding to this post as something new came. Since this was on my heart, I figured it was best to do more edits and clean it up some and republishing it for others to see too. Yes, forgiveness does set us free and God is the founder of forgiveness. That is why He sent us His Son to die for us to truly set us free. Yes, that was the ultimate sacrifice. I done a blog post about the Ultimate Super Hero and taught it to the Middle School Youth. Yes we must forgive others. It is very important. Thanks for the comment.

  15. msanders0761 The Ultimate Superhero blog post link: http://www.courageouschristianfather.com/the-ultimate-superhero/

  16. cathko says:

    This is wonderful!  Thanks for posting.

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