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1 Forgiving My Brother F ORGIVING MY BROTHER

2 Forgiving My Brother  How do we forgive the deepest hurts?  Scripture gives us many examples for forgiveness.  Jesus on the cross  Jesus & Peter  Jesus & Paul

3 Forgiving My Brother Why do I need to forgive my brother?

4 Forgiving My Brother  Jesus said so!  “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matt 6:14- 15, ESV).  “Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven’ ” (Matt 18:21-22, ESV).

5 Forgiving My Brother  Why would my brother sin against me?  SIN!  Sin is selfishness. “Each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire” (Js 1:14, ESV). s-I-n

6 Forgiving My Brother  Sin forever changed human relationships.  Gen 3: How did sin affect the woman? How did sin affect the man?

7 Forgiving My Brother  Remember all that Joseph endured:  Sold as a slave by his own brothers.  Tempted by by Potiphar’s wife.  Thrown into prison.  Forgotten by cupbearer.

8 Forgiving My Brother  Joseph honored God.  Gen 42:  Fearing God means that we honor him.  How can honoring God help us forgive?

9 Forgiving My Brother  Joseph loved his brothers.  “He turned away from them and wept” (Gen 42:24, ESV).  “Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there” (Gen 43:30, ESV).  What is true love?  How did God love us?  How would loving my brother help me forgive him?

10 Forgiving My Brother  Joseph served his brothers.  Gen 43:16-34  In what way(s) did Joseph serve his brothers?  How can serving those who have wronged us help us forgive?

11 Forgiving My Brother  Joseph knew that God had a plan.  Gen 45:1-5.  What did God do because Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery?  Can God bring good out of even the worst circumstances?  How might that knowledge help us forgive?


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