Forgiving What You Can’t Forget – WG: Barnes-Newton - West Ridge Church

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

Our ladies’ small group is a wonderful mix of ladies in all stages and ages of life. We learn from one another and pray, support, and encourage each other regardless of our life circumstances. It allows us to have biblical community for the older to teach the younger in not just physical age, but spiritual age.

For our study: If you’ve ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind—if you’ve ever been hurt so badly that you don’t know if you’ll ever get past it—discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and how to find the peace that comes from embracing it.

Forgiveness is a major part of the Christian faith. But how do we actually put it into practice when we’re the ones who’ve been hurt? We know God commands us to forgive each other. But, apart from simply saying the words, “I forgive you,” many of us have unasked questions about it:

How does it work? On our minds, souls, circumstances—what’s actually happening when we forgive?

Why is it so important, and what’s the difference between forgiveness and simply moving on?

When should I forgive, and are their exceptions?

How can I find healing for myself, even if my act of forgiveness doesn’t seem to change the person who hurt me?

These are just some of the questions that bestselling author and teacher Lysa TerKeurst explores in this six-session video Bible study.

This study will walk with you on a step-by-step process–through biblical answers, deep empathy, and the therapeutic insight that comes from Lysa’s personal experiences–toward the grace of forgiveness and the freedom from the pain of past wrongs.

Leader: Alicia Barnes-Newton

I have attended West Ridge Church since 2008. I have served in many different areas and compacities over the years and love to continue to serve. I have been married to my husband, Joey, for 3.5 years and I have 2 children at home, a 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son. Along with a bonus daughter and son in law, 24 years old and an 18-month-old grandbaby and one more on the way. I love spending time with my family, including my siblings and their families, as well as close friends. I love to cook, plan events, and help others find their purpose. I work with The Etowah Scholarship Foundation in Cartersville, GA working with students in college and career planning for next steps after graduation. I also work with non-traditional students and adults looking for a new career/purpose.