Stan Gale

Stanley D. Gale (MDiv Westminster, DMin Covenant) has pastored churches in Maryland and Pennsylvania for over 30 years. He is the author of several books, including A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ and The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith. He has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1975. They have four children and nine grandchildren. He lives in West Chester, Pa.

Our God has given us all we need to know peace and to be peacemakers.

Freely we have received, freely we are to forgive.

Forgiveness is not merely a function of self-will, it is ultimately a fruit of the Spirit in expression of love.

In forgiving, we withhold what a person deserves, letting it go, cancelling the debt of sin against us, and we extend grace, taking on the debt to love.

We can appreciate forgiveness in a fuller way by tracing out the life of Jesus Christ as God’s remedy for sin.

Jesus often tells stories to startle. He wants to grab our attention, to make sure we get the point and the point gets us.

In this Rooted in Christ column we begin 2020 exploring the meaning and mandate of forgiveness.

This Advent series explores the identity of the One whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, using the description found in the Apostles’ Creed.

This Advent series explores the identity of the One whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, using the description found in the Apostles’ Creed.

This Advent series explores the identity of the One whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, using the description found in the Apostles’ Creed.

This Advent series explores the identity of the One whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, using the description found in the Apostles’ Creed.

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