Biblical forgiveness involves deciding to forgive and experiencing peace. Forgiveness is different from reconciliation, which involves both parties. REACH Forgiveness is an evidence-based way of promoting forgiveness through reading, groups, workbooks, and preaching. It is supported by Scripture and over 24 published studies with both Christians non- Christians. This presentation will demonstrate how to coach biblical forgiveness and how scientific studies can greatly enrich understanding.
1. Define two types of forgiveness and differentiate them from reconciliation
2. Use five steps to REACH Forgiveness to help oneself and others forgive
3. Employ sermon suggestions to construct a biblically-based, psychology-informed sermon on forgiveness