Are you a Christian struggling to forgive someone who hurt you? Have you tried to let go of past offenses, but cannot? Have you forgiven yourself for the pain you have caused others? Perhaps you are seeking forgiveness, but the person you wronged refuses to forgive you.
If you have experienced life's challenges, more than likely, you have been faced with the decision to forgive or not to forgive. Your decision affects your total well-being. Forgiveness is always a personal choice, whether you are the one seeking forgiveness or the one needing to forgive.
It is natural to feel justified for not forgiving the person who wronged you...hurt you and caused you so much pain. A familiar declaration is, "I'll forgive but I'll never forget." Unfortunately, many Christians think it's okay, but is it? Forgiveness is never really easy. God understands that it is sometimes difficult for us to forgive those who betrayed us, crushed our spirit and drove nails through our heart. Jesus understands; He is our example. However, if we are serious about our relationship with Jesus Christ, we must obey His commandment and seek to please Him by following His principles of forgiveness while living in this society with all its ills. When we seek to see from God's perspective on forgiveness and ask Him to help us, He will. The supernatural power of the Holy Spirit imparts into us a forgiving spirit, gives us peace, binds up our wounds, and makes us whole. We will know the truth and experience the liberating power of forgiveness. You will be FREE to MOVE FORWARD.
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you should know these things:
Knowing these things will be essential on your faith journey when the storms of life and painful experiences break your door down and invade your life. You will have to look at everything from God's perspective, not to try and make sense of it, but to simple trust Him in the process.
On this Christian faith journey, we must learn to trust God's heart. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are required and expected to deal with life challenges, issues, failures and shortcomings differently; being assured that His enabling power is available to help us. One such requirement and expectation on this Christian journey is the matter of forgiveness.
This lecture establishes the premise on forgiveness from a biblical perspective, and also states the Christian belief that the Holy Bible is the inspired and infallible written Word of God, and that God's perspective is revealed in His Word--the Bible.
In addition, the base Scriptures for the book, "Be Free to Forgive: Seeing from God's Perspective to Experience the Power of Forgiveness, and this companion course is set forth in this lecture.
By end of this lecture, students will be able to recall the Scriptures that establishes the premise for this course.
This lecture introduces the upcoming lectures that will discuss the three (3) areas that are negatively impacted by unforgiveness.
After completing this lecture, students will be able to list some specific dangers to the physical body as a result of unforgiveness based on scientific research.
Some people think it's exciting to take life-threatening risks and life life on the edge. While God desires that we enjoy life, there are some areas we should avoid taking risks--lack of forgiveness. Living with unforgiveness in your heart affects you physically and emotionally according to Dr. Luskin of Stanford University.
Upon the completion of this lecture, students will do a self-evaluation to discover if they are personally affected by unforgiveness.
This lecture will give a graphic description of how unforgiveness of self and others can cause bitterness and emotional instability.
This lecture's focus is the dangerous risk unforgiveness has on the soul and overall spiritual well-being.
Upon completing this lecture, the student will be able to recall the one thing that will meet God's requirement if you've made bad decisions that you regret.
Review of Section 3, Lectures 3-5
This lecture introduces the three reasons forgiveness positively impacts one's life physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
At the end of this section, students will be able to explain how forgiving others really benefits the "offended' rather than the "offender"
When you truly pardon (release) the person(s) who hurt you, you experience renewed strength, power and freedom to move forward. You have a new attitude and perspective on your future instead of focusing on your past.
Upon the completion of this lecture, students will do a self-evaluation to judge where they are,,,if there are any symptoms that could mean they need to release someone.
This lecture will focus on the benefits of letting go and the empowering results when an offender and the offense are released, Additionally, the signs that one has truly forgiven are also described.
Upon the completion of this lecture, students will compare positive and negative emotions and decide the benefits of letting go of offenses.
Confession is good for the soul! When you truly forgive yourself, acknowledge your wrong behavior and confess to the Lord, He forgives you (Psalm 32:5). The reasons God forgives are also explained in this lecture.
After completing this lecture, students will be able write a confession expressing their feelings to God about their shortcomings and mistakes, and asking for personal forgiveness.
This quiz is designed to evaluate the student's understanding and application of what was presented in this section of the course.
This Section/Lecture introduces a new dynamic on forgiveness as it relates to the family. Restoration and reconciliation begins with forgiveness.
Upon the completion of the lectures in this section, student will be able to explain the two-sided responsibilities of forgiveness; they will also be able to analyze a biblical story as a perfect example of the power of forgiveness, and process that resulted in family restoration and reconciliation.
This lecture introduces the story of Joseph's journey to forgiveness as it relates to family matters. Upon the completion of this section student will be able to note principles that can be applicable to family restoration and reconciliation.
The lectures in this section are presented in narrative format and note taking is recommended as students listen to the instructor's reading.
This lecture is a narrative that identifies the problem with Joseph and his siblings, the plot against him because of their bitterness and hatred of him, and introduces the start of Joseph's journey...the process to forgiveness.
The narrative in this lecture tells the start of Joseph's process to the fulfillment of his God-given dreams and God's plan/purpose for his life.
Upon completing this lecture, students will be able to evaluate Joseph's family issues and interpret how he was able to go through the process.
This lecture narrates Joseph's journey concerning his encounter with his estranged brothers, records his first act of forgiveness and the fulfillment of his dreams, which intensified his brothers hatred.
Upon completing this lecture 15, students will be able to elaborate on the "Point of Focus" and discuss the impact of fear and guilt combined.
This lecture records the narrative that tells of the family's restoration and relocation to Egypt.
Upon completion of this lecture, students will be able to compare Joseph's estranged family with today's family matters.
This quiz will test the student ability to analyze Joseph's ordeal with his brothers and his ability to forgive them for their cruel treatment of him.
This lecture introduces Jesus as the perfect example to emulate when it comes to forgiveness.
By the end this introductory lecture, students will be able to discuss how Jesus' example can motivate them to forgive others
The focus of this lecture is what Jesus knew that empowered him to endure the Cross. In comparison to Jesus' knowledge students can apply it in their situation as empowerment to forgive.
Upon completion of this lecture students will recall the knowledge that can empower them to forgive others.
Associate Jesus' knowledge concerning his suffering and how he was able to endure, and relate to your personal offenses.
The three (3) main principles of the course are reviewed in this lecture and identified as "guiding" principles. Upon completion of this review, student will be able to recall the guiding principles to apply in their situation.
Review of the principles established in the course.
This is the final lecture in the course that summarizes some key points applicable for experiencing the liberating power of forgiveness. Upon completion of this lecture, student will be able to evaluate their situation and discuss how they can apply the principles and points in their life.
Queen Phillips is a woman of wisdom, well acquainted with the challenges and struggles of life. Her steadfast faith and persistence in prayer during adversity kept her committed to the call of God in order to help others, especially women, overcome the hardships that comes with life.
Overcoming years of personal struggles, setbacks, grief and loss and experiencing God’s healing power from emotional abuse qualifies her to speak life to others, and bind up the brokenhearted.
Queen has always enjoyed literature, poetry and creative writing. She started journaling during her high school years and continues to journal. Her religious inspirational journey began in 1984 after an intense prayer setting. She recalls how the flood of words just began flowing from deep within. She still has the journal where she recorded them. Over the years, her passion for writing continued and emerged into mostly nonfiction with a strong emphasis on biblical teaching and life application.
Queen is a proclaimer of the message of healing and hope in Jesus Christ. She is an inspirational writer, author, poet, motivational speaker, spiritual consultant, prayer coach, mentor, retired public administrator, mother of three adult children and grandmother to five girls).
She is the founder of Majestic Publications, an online literary ministry with global outreach publishing words of power tailored for the heart. She is also the founder and executive director of Majestic Worldwide Ministries, Inc., and president of QEP Enterprises.
Queen has committed over twenty-five years to publishing and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to carry out the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20-- evangelize the lost, make disciples and teach them how to apply biblical principles in practical living, to live a purposeful and powerful life through faith and hope in Christ.
She is a gifted communicator, and exhorter of the Word. Her bible teaching engages the students and offers spiritual insight to inspire students and audiences to go deeper in biblical studies and unleash their untapped potential.
She holds a degree in Bible and Theology, certification in community leadership and management, board certified Christian counselor and Christian educator. She is a prayer coach and spiritual consultant. She conducts workshop on administration, management, bible lessons and trains others in the prayer ministry.