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From Forgiveness to Blessing

On May 11, 1996, Dallas spent a Saturday morning at the Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo, CA, teaching on the topic of forgiveness. (Note: The sessions were recorded on cassette tapes, which creating short gaps in the audio when the tapes ran out in the middle of each session.)

  • Session 1A - Introduction. Some scriptures about forgiveness. Discussion of terms like mercy, confession, prayer, anger, love and sin.
  • Session 1B - Sin, unforgiveness, regret, loving our enemies. Three things forgiveness does NOT mean: I stop hurting, I forget what happened, I treat the person exactly as before. 
  • Session 2A - Being forgiven, confession, living in truth. Moving from being forgiven to forgiving others, and how those are connected in the Kingdom. Learning not to take up the offense in the first place. From forgiveness we move into "living from God."
  • Session 2B - Moving from forgiveness to blessing. Doing good for the people around us. An overview of the Aaronic blessing (Numbers 6:24-26) and an exercise in blessing your neighbor.

1976 | forgiveness, blessing, confession, mercy, discipleship, love, prayer

Life Without Lack

This 8-part series on how to live in the reality of the 23rd Psalm was presented as a mid-week evening Bible study at Valley Vista Christian Community, Dallas and Jane’s home church, in 1991. Later material from Dallas' teaching on these topics has been blended into the transcripts of these recordings and published in a book, Life Without Lack, in 2018. We invite you to follow along with a copy of his original handout.  WARNING: While the teaching quality is wonderful, the audio quality is not!

1991 | discipleship, spiritual formation, christlikeness, with-god, christianity, knowledge, apologetics, evil, faith, love, reality is co-sponsored by the family of Dallas Willard, Dallas Willard Ministries, and FiveStone.