Afacts Tracts (100/pack): Forgiveness & You by Amazing Facts

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Afacts Tracts (100/pack): Forgiveness & You by Amazing Facts

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BRAND NEW Amazing Facts Tracts! 
(Topic: Forgiveness)

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  • Larger size to grab attention (but still fits in your pocket)
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Equip yourself, your members, your personal ministries team, and your outreach events with these colorful, inexpensive, eye-catching tracts that can be spread out like the leaves of autumn.

Each topic introduces a central Bible topic and then links the reader to free Bible studies and a free resource that can be downloaded simply by sending a text message. Watch for more popular topics coming soon!

Text on tract:

An Amazing Fact: She saw him, crystal clear in her memory—the crisp uniform, the riding crop tucked under his belt. Now he stood in front of her, face to face, with hand outstretched.

“Will you forgive me?” he asked.

Defiance rose within her. She and her sister, so malnourished that their ribs stuck out like corners, had once had to walk stark naked past this man. He had been a guard then, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp where she and her sister had been imprisoned during World War II.

He held his hand out, still waiting for her response. How many times had that same hand been curled cruelly around his crop? How many times had it struck the hundreds of thousands of women weaker than he?

Her sister had died in that camp. No, she could not bring herself to forgive him—but she knew that Someone else could. Wordlessly, she forced her hand into his, pleading to Jesus for help but feeling nothing but hate. Then, suddenly, something happened.

“I forgive you, brother! With all my heart!” she cried out—and she meant it.

God had changed her from the inside out.

Corrie ten Boom had experienced true forgiveness and, by God’s grace, was able to give forgiveness in return. This single encounter, now memorialized through her famous testimony The Hiding Place, became to Corrie the most powerful monument of God’s real and everlasting love—all through the miracle of forgiveness.

Have you committed unspeakable sins, like the former Nazi guard? Are you struggling under a burden of guilt? Or have you, like Corrie, kept locked deep inside of you anger or bitterness against another person? Has someone else hurt you past the point of no return? Are you unable to forgive?

God’s Word reveals the reasons behind why forgiveness is so essential to our health, happiness, and salvation.

Here are 6 biblical facts about forgiveness:

  1. God extended forgiveness when we didn’t deserve it.

God sent His Son to die for our sins “while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8). We didn’t deserve His compassion, but forgiveness is part of God’s character. When God appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, He described Himself as “merciful and gracious, longsuffering … keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” (Exodus 34:6, 7). God’s merciful character led Him to offer forgiveness to His enemies.

  1. Forgiven people should forgive people.

Because of God’s forgiveness for us, we should extend forgiveness to others in matters big and small. In Matthew 18:21–35, Jesus shared the parable of the unforgiving servant. A servant owed the king billions of dollars. Since he couldn’t repay the debt, the servant, his family, and his possessions would all be sold. The servant fell on his knees, begging for mercy, and the king forgave the enormous debt. The servant should have returned home rejoicing! Instead, the servant immediately found a fellow servant who owed him a much smaller debt. Grabbing his throat, he demanded repayment. The other servant fell on his knees and begged for mercy. The forgiven servant refused to forgive and had his fellow servant thrown into prison.

When the king heard what happened, he was furious. “Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?” the king asked. The king reinstated the ungrateful servant’s debt and threw him in prison.

The servant’s response shows the ugliness of an unforgiving spirit. He didn’t value the magnitude of his own forgiven debt. So instead of responding with gratitude, he demanded his right to be repaid.

Likewise, forgiving us cost God an immeasurable amount. Exacting revenge or holding a grudge shows we don’t understand the magnitude of His forgiveness. The first step in forgiving others is realizing what our sin cost God—and the immense, eternal value of His forgiveness. Compared to that, is anything unforgivable?

  1. Forgiveness affects our relationship with God.

Jesus spoke clearly about this: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14, 15). God’s love is transformative. It changes us to reflect His character. When we nurse bitterness, we’re keeping part of our heart from being transformed—and God wants our entire heart.

  1. We should forgive without keeping score.

Peter wondered how often he ought to forgive. “Up to seven times?” he offered generously. Jesus’ response was startling: “Up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:21). Did Jesus mean Peter ought to keep track and stop forgiving on the 491st offense? No! Since God’s forgiveness is limitless, we should forgive others without keeping count.

  1. Forgiveness brings relief and encouragement.

King David described guilt as a “drought of summer” and the forgiven person as “blessed” or happy (Psalm 32:1, 4). When Jesus forgave the paralytic man, He offered his soul encouragement: “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you” (Matthew 9:2). If past sins are weighing you down, relief and encouragement are only a prayer away. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Stories like Corrie ten Boom’s remind us of the power of forgiveness to heal and bring new life. God is waiting to forgive you so that His forgiveness can flow through you and change your heart. Humanity’s sin caused God tremendous pain. The life of His own Son was at stake. But despite the pain, God reached out to us with compassion and forgiveness—and He wants us to do the same.

 

 


 

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