Abundant Life

Abundant Life

Dealing with Offenses & Forgiveness

August 03, 2023

Abundant Life Episode 51

In this episode Saso and Ben have the privilege of interviewing Heather Gapen and talk about forgiveness.

Heather has a tremendous testimony. God miraculously saved Heather out of a life of addictions and brokenness. In the process of Heather growing as a Christian, she was faced with one of the most difficult commands of scripture, forgiveness, forgiving one another, and more specifically forgiving her mom.

Websters 1828

Forgiveness – The act of forgiving; the pardon of an offender, by which he is considered and treated as not guilty. The forgiveness of enemies is a christian duty.

Key Verse

Matthew 18:21-22 – Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Ephesians 4:31-32 – Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

2 Chronicles 7:14 – if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 86:5 – For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.