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what does the word forgiveness mean to you
What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • Those who truly find it will express the same relief that David did. (Psa 51:8-12)
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • (Psalms 51:8-12 NKJV) “Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. {9} Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. {10} Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. {11} Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • {12} Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • All sin is first against God. Our desperate need of this relationship should drive us to Him. (Isa 59:1-2; Psa 51:4)
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • (Isaiah 59:1-2 NKJV) “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. {2} But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.”
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • (Psalms 51:4 NKJV) “Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight; That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.”
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • Have you become so hardened that these things do not move you?
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • Have you become so hardened that these things do not move you?
  • As Christians we must continue to see how precious forgiveness is.
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • Have you lost your motivation in the service of the Lord? If so, do you remember the joy of your forgiveness? (2 Pt 1:9)
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • (2 Peter 1:9 NKJV) “For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.”
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What does the word "forgiveness" mean to you?
  • It is the humbling but joyful experience of forgiveness that keeps us strong.
forgiveness is based on the character of god ex 34 6 7
Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Exodus 34:6-7 NKJV) “And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, {7} “keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.””
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • What makes God attractive to us? (Psa 36:7, 40:10-11)
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Psalms 36:7 NKJV) “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.”
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Psalms 40:10-11 NKJV) “I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly. {11} Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.”
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • God's love will provide forgiveness! I am draw to one who cares for me.
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • God's love will provide forgiveness! I am draw to one who cares for me.
  • David knew this and poured out his heart to God. (Psa 51:1)
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Psalms 51:1 NKJV) “Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.”
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • God's righteousness makes us certain of our forgiveness.
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • God's righteousness makes us certain of our forgiveness.
  • His righteousness tells us that we cannot escape the guilt of our sin. (Rom 11:22)
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Romans 11:22 NKJV) “Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.”
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • Those who play games with sin thinking they "can be forgiven" will pay a heavy price. (Rom 6:1)
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Romans 6:1 NKJV) “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?”
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • On the other hand God's righteousness tells me He will always keep His word.
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • Are you aware of the extraordinary lengths God has taken to provide you forgiveness? (Jn 3:16; Mt 26:39)
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (Matthew 26:39 NKJV) “He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.””
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • (John 3:16 NKJV) “”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
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Forgiveness is based on the Character of God. (Ex 34:6-7)
  • "If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior." - Author Unknown
satan s defeat comes through our forgiveness
Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Satan did not anticipate that God would forgive men!
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Satan did not anticipate that God would forgive men!
  • In his role of accuser it appeared that he had won. (Zech 3:1-3)
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • (Zechariah 3:1-3 NKJV) “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. {2} And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • {3} Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.”
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Without forgiveness we are in the hands of Satan. It that what you want?
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Without forgiveness we are in the hands of Satan. It that what you want?
  • Look at the victory God gives us over Satan! (Zech 3:4-5)
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • (Zechariah 3:4-5 NKJV) “Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.” {5} And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.”
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Do you realize the great victory God has given us through the cross? (1 Jn 3:8)
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • (1 John 3:8 NKJV) “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Our goal is simple, stay under God's protection and away from Satan.
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • We must be humbled to see our great needs here.
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • We must be humbled to see our great needs here.
  • Satan's goal is to cheapen forgiveness so that you do not find it.
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • We must be humbled to see our great needs here.
  • Satan's goal is to cheapen forgiveness so that you do not find it.
  • It is so sad to see the distant stares of the unforgiven. (2 Cor 4:3-4)
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NKJV) “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, {4} whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • Satan has convinced many to wait because forgiveness is always there. He has lied about this too.
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Satan's defeat comes through our forgiveness
  • "Those who would avoid the despair of their sinfulness by staying far from God find they have also missed the forgiving grace of God."
what is god s forgiveness like
What is God's forgiveness like?
  • He blots out our sins! (Acts 3:19; Isa 43:25)
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • (Acts 3:19 NKJV) “”Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • (Isaiah 43:25 NKJV) “”I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.”
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • God hates sin, but He loves us.
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • God hates sin, but He loves us.
  • If I can live and die in this forgiveness then all is well.
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • God hates sin, but He loves us.
  • If I can live and die in this forgiveness then all is well.
  • God does not remember our sins any more. (Heb 8:12)
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • (Hebrews 8:12 NKJV) “”For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.””
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • He is described as casting them into the sea. (Mic 7:18-19)
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • (Micah 7:18-19 NKJV) “Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. {19} He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.”
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • "When God buries our sins in the deepest sea, He posts a sign which reads: No Fishing!“
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • "When God buries our sins in the deepest sea, He posts a sign which reads: No Fishing!“
  • When God forgives our sin is long gone! Do you believe this?
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • "Everyone has an irrevocable past. What is done is done. It can never be changed or recalled. Lord Byron, the English poet, once wrote, "No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are past.""
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • "Everyone has an irrevocable past. What is done is done. It can never be changed or recalled. Lord Byron, the English poet, once wrote, "No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are past.""
  • God receives us back to a full fellowship. (Lk 15:20-24)
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • (Luke 15:20-24 NKJV) “”And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. {21} “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • {22} “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. {23} ‘And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; {24} ‘for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.”
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • There is no grudge holding with God.
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • Our biggest problem is in believing this.
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What is God's forgiveness like?
  • It

They laugh and smile and talk and embrace and I do too.But sometimes my smile covers a tear.And no one knows.Right now my tear is from an it.

I'm sorry, so very sorry I did it.is the it that never completely goes away.

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What is God's forgiveness like?

I feel like a broken record and the skipis the it that never completely goes away.What would they think if they knew my it?

Would the laughs vanish? The smiles disappear?Would the talk be hurled at me? The embrace taken back?Do they have an it?What do they do with it?

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What is God's forgiveness like?

Why do we act for each other when there is no play?There is only life.And that life includes a lot of it.The point is not to celebrate itbut only to admit to it.I am told Jesus knows everythingwhich means he know about it.

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What is God's forgiveness like?

And yet he whispersin words too good to be trueI died for you -- don't worry about it.-- Chip Heim

how can i receive god s forgiveness
How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • See you sin for what it is. (Rom 3:23; Rom 1:18)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Romans 3:23 NKJV) “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Romans 1:18 NKJV) “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • It is time to quit making excuses and acknowledge where you are.
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • It is time to quit making excuses and acknowledge where you are.
  • Satan tries to get you to see sin as righteousness. If you do this you will never change. (Isa 5:20-21; Prov 16:2-7)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Isaiah 5:20-21 NKJV) “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! {21} Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Proverbs 16:2-7 NKJV) “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits. {3} Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established. {4} The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. {5} Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • {6} In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil. {7} When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • It may be painful to wake up and see, but consider the blessing that follow!
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • It may be painful to wake up and see, but consider the blessing that follow!
  • Meet the conditions of forgiveness.
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Do not equate the Bible teaching on faith and works with the false conclusion "there is nothing we must do for salvation." God gives an answer to the question "what must I do to be saved.“
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Do not equate the Bible teaching on faith and works with the false conclusion "there is nothing we must do for salvation." God gives an answer to the question "what must I do to be saved.“
  • Consider the conditions for one who has never known the Lord.
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Do not equate the Bible teaching on faith and works with the false conclusion "there is nothing we must do for salvation." God gives an answer to the question "what must I do to be saved.“
  • Consider the conditions for one who has never known the Lord.
  • Trust in God. (Jn 8:24)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (John 8:24 NKJV) “”Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.””
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Repentance of sins. (Acts 3:19)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Acts 3:19 NKJV) “”Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Confession of Jesus. (Rom 10:9-10)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV) “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. {10} For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Baptism in water. (Acts 2:38)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Acts 2:38 NKJV) “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • The Christian has conditions for his sins.
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • The Christian has conditions for his sins.
  • Repent of his sin and pray to God. (Acts 8:22)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Acts 8:22 NKJV) “”Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Make this confession a way of life! (1 Jn 1:7-9)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (1 John 1:7-9 NKJV) “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. {8} If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. {9} If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Do you know the joy and power of God's forgiveness?
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Do you know the joy and power of God's forgiveness?
  • The answer will be evident to all because your actions will show it. (Psa 51:12-13)
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • (Psalms 51:12-13 NKJV) “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. {13} Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.”
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Attendance for Bible study will not be a problem. This person cannot have enough!
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Attendance for Bible study will not be a problem. This person cannot have enough!
  • Others will be influence because of the words and the zeal of the forgiven.
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Attendance for Bible study will not be a problem. This person cannot have enough!
  • Others will be influence because of the words and the zeal of the forgiven.
  • Do you now know the joy of forgiveness?
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Attendance for Bible study will not be a problem. This person cannot have enough!
  • Others will be influence because of the words and the zeal of the forgiven.
  • Do you now know the joy of forgiveness?
  • If not, who has changed, you or God?
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How can I receive God's forgiveness?
  • Attendance for Bible study will not be a problem. This person cannot have enough!
  • Others will be influence because of the words and the zeal of the forgiven.
  • Do you now know the joy of forgiveness?
  • If not, who has changed, you or God?
  • A hardened heat can be restored. Please do not wait until it is too late.
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