One of the core messages of the gospel is that of total forgiveness…not only that we can be totally forgiven by God, but also that we must, in turn, totally forgive others. Our culture is bound up in bitterness, resentment, and wallowing in wounds inflicted upon us by others, wounds that we all too easily accept and even cling to!
The lives of Ron Hammer and Phillip Robinson, whose paths should only have ever crossed at the IGA checkout line, became inextricably linked by one foolish decision that would shatter a web of lives. Over three decades the two men came to discover not only that they both needed to be set free, but that—in God’s unlikely economy of redemption—their liberation was bound up with one another. Forgiveness in the First Degree offers hope to all who need for God’s gracious mercy to work its way from their head to their hearts.
In this 31-day devotional, through readings, reflection questions, and action points, biblical counselor Hayley Satrom turns us to Scripture to see the grace and mercy that God daily pours out on us despite our sins against him—then shows us how to forgive others in practical terms.
**Copies of Forgiveness: Reflecting God's Mercy will be available at the Counseling Center at our Battlefield campus and in the Atrium at our Buchanan campus.
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