Relational Spirituality

This was a valuable resource for me in a time of hurt from a brother in Christ.  I could not put away my bitterness until I realized that I must not only forgive the one who hurt me, but also myself for being vulnerable, and God for allowing it to happen.  He points out the Biblical character of Joseph, who forgave his brothers.  Using “Forgive us our debts” from the Lord’s Prayer, he reminded me to avoid self righteousness when I learn to forgive.  Kendall gives practical advice what to do.  In the chapter entitled Playing God, Kendall uses the acronym, NEED, to avoid judging others.

Sometimes we do need to judge. "When We Are Right to Judge" discusses how to be objective in criticizing and correcting a friend.  We have all heard to “forgive and forget”.  Kendall shows us that this statement actually pertains to forgiving ourselves.  Why don’t we forgive ourselves, and how do we get rid of guilt?  It is humanly impossible without allowing God to work out His purpose in us, including using our enemies to help us grow through total forgiveness.  Can we ever love our enemies and bless them?  Kendall tells us that is the proof of the pudding.  Then we have learned Total Forgiveness.

Reflections to Consider

  • God's Dimension

    We experience a great sense of the wonder, boldness, and overwhelming awe of God through our relationship with the Holy Read More
  • Warfare Spirituality

    The Trinity function as farmers of our souls, actively caring for God’s creation: an ongoing, radical reclamation of His creation. Read More
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The Hit List

  • The Christian Grows in Grace (JI Packer excerpt) +

    SANCTIFICATION THE CHRISTIAN GROWS IN GRACE Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Read More
  • The Ministry of the Spirit by JI Packer +

    The Holy Spirit is given to all Christians to transform them by his teaching, making them into God-focused thinkers and Read More
  • Introduction to The Death of Death..by JI Packer +

    INTRODUCTORY ESSAY ___ to John Owen's The Death Of Death in the Death of Christ ___ By J.I. Packer _________ Read More
  • Freedom and Authority-by JI Packer +

    "Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance Read More
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Gems

  • What does it mean when we say the gospel is historical, by Tim Keller +

    The gospel is historical . . . The word "gospel" shows up twice [1 Peter 1:1-12, 1:22-2:12]. Gospel actually means "good news." You Read More
  • Prayer, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Derbyshire, 1973 +

    "Oh Lord our God, how can we thank thee sufficiently for this new and living way?Oh forgive us for our Read More
  • Prayer by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Pensacola Theological Institute, 1969 +

    "O Lord our God, have mercy upon us. Forgive us especially, we pray thee again, for our folly - for our Read More
  • Mind, heart and will, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones +

    Dr. Jones teaches from his series, Spiritual Depression, about Romans 6, on how Christianity embraces the whole man, and anything Read More
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