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Forgiveness LHM 2012. Sue Bohlin Probe Ministries Has anyone ever hurt you?. An arrow was lodged in your heart. Arrows generate lies Arrows generate pain. What forgiveness feels like. “How do You bring emotional healing?”. Grieving. Forgiving.

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Forgiveness lhm 2012

ForgivenessLHM 2012

Sue Bohlin

Probe Ministries

Has anyone ever hurt you

Has anyone ever hurt you?

  • An arrow was lodged in your heart.

  • Arrows generate lies

  • Arrows generate pain

What forgiveness feels like

What forgiveness feels like

How do you bring emotional healing

“How do You bring emotional healing?”



Forgiveness lhm 2012

The Jewish perspective on forgiveness: if the offender hasn’t repented, you don’t have to forgive.

NT: Forgiveness is completely dependent on us.

Forgiveness lhm 2012

  • Forgiving: letting go of my right to see you suffer for what you did to me.

  • Removing your hands from the other person’s throat

Letting go


Letting go1


Misunderstandings about forgiveness

Misunderstandings About Forgiveness

  • “Forgive and Forget”

  • Forgiving is not trust

  • Forgiving is not reconciliation

  • Forgiving does not mean what they did was OK.

  • Forgiving doesn’t mean the offender gets away with it.

Forgiveness lhm 2012

  • Forgiveness means acknowledging the offense and then transferring the offender over to God in our hearts.

  • Forgiving someone means we deliberately choose to not to hold his offense against him and not to bring it up again.

  • In biblical Greek, forgive means “send away.”

Steps to forgiveness

Steps to Forgiveness

  • Acknowledge the offense

    2. Turn the person over to God to repay them

The jesus jail

The Jesus Jail

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