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Forgiving Yourself?

One Minute Message
Forgiving Yourself?
Are you struggling to forgive yourself?

In this one minute message, Pastor Steve encourages us to accept God’s forgiveness, and challenges the notion that forgiving ourselves is necessary or wise. Listen or read the one minute message to learn more…


Forgiving Yourself?

by Steve Peterson | Fresh Start for All Nations


Have you ever had the thought, “I just can’t forgive myself”?

Hi, I’m Steve Peterson with Fresh Start for All Nations.

There’s really no biblical basis to forgive ourselves; it’s really an issue of humbling ourselves and receiving God’s forgiveness. The idea of forgiving yourself puts you at the center and that’s kind of an insult to the Cross. I mean, if we can forgive ourselves, then Jesus didn’t need to go to the cross and die for us!

So, let’s look at a story. In the gospel of Luke, chapter seven, verse thirty-six and verses following, the sinful woman–when she was washing the feet of Jesus with her hair, her tears and expensive perfume, she wasn’t thinking about forgiving herself. She was a notorious sinner and she was thinking about the great love that He had for her and she was so humbled to receive it and she was extravagantly responding!

For details on how we can connect, personally, and talk more about this on Tuesday nights at our weekly Fresh Start gathering, go to our website at And remember, It’s Never Too Late for a Fresh Start!

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