Help! I Need to Forgive

Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do for the Christian teen. It is much easier to keep score and break friendships. Peter can definitely relate to this approach of being a scorekeeper of wrongs. And our Lord loves him and you too much to leave you there. Follow along as Jesus takes Peter on a much needed hike into a biblical understanding of true forgiveness. The journey is recorded in Matthew 18. The destination will be freeing!

The gospel, rightly understood, promotes holiness, not sin.


Help! I Need to Forgive Journal

Record impacting statements and write out your answers to the Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter.

My Tree (Bitterness)

Use this simple discipleship tool to get to the heart of your struggle with forgiveness.

Relating to Someone Hard to Love

Study these key Scripture passages that reveal what God says about relating to those who are hard for us to love.

Teach Me Your Way, Lord (Part 1)

Explore the command of Jesus in Luke 6:35-36 to “love your enemies” and generously display God’s mercy to them. God only commands this of us, but as the "God of Mercy" demonstrates it to us.

Teach Me Your Way, Lord (Part 2)

Jesus not only gave us the command to love our enemies, He lived it perfectly. Study through these narrative passages in the gospel of Luke and behold our merciful Savior.

Teens struggle with constantly changing moods, overpowering emotional extremes, identity uncertainty, friendship conflicts, and paralyzing doubts about how God is relevant to their struggles.... These booklets will show not only the sufficiency of the Bible, but also its relevancy for the problems youth face today.

— Dr. John Street

This new series should provide some great help for young people at a crossroads on issues having to do with peers, parents, worldly voices, and inner struggles. I wholeheartedly endorse this effort designed to bring the Scriptures to bear in a relevant way for both teens and those ministering to them.

— Dr. Stuart Scott

About the Author

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Jim Newcomer

Dr. Jim Newcomer has served in pastoral ministry since 1994. Additionally, he teaches biblical counseling in several graduate institutions since 2000. He is certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Lorie reside in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan.


Publication date:

October 1, 2023

Pages: 48

ISBN: 978-1-63342-313-8

“Unlike the many counseling resources we can find for adults, there are few directly relatable to teens and the issues they face. These mini-books bring the Scriptures to bear in a relevant way for both teens and those ministering to them.”
– Dr. Stuart Scott