Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Resources to follow up the "Forgiveness" Sermon

In the opening of Sunday's sermon, I reference the article, "Going to Hell With Ted Haggard," and if you click on that title, you will be redirected to it so that you can read the whole thing.

There are a number of helpful books on forgiveness, but I would warn you--if you really begin to practice biblical forgiveness, it will either change your life or drive you away from the truth.  So much of what it is to be a Christian is wrapped up in whether we will receive the grace to forgive.

Here are some of those resources:

From Forgiven to Forgiving, by Jay Adams.  A solid, biblical introduction to the subject.
Victory Over the Darkness, by Neil Anderson has a significant section on the importance and power of forgiveness in dealing with our own past and those who have sinned against us.
Total Forgiveness, by R.T. Kendall has been highly recommended to me, and it has been used by God as a tool in the radical change of a number of people I have been made aware of.  So, I offer it to you even as I begin reading it myself.  Kendall was the successor of Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel in London, for those who know their Reformed authors.