Presentation on theme: "Forgivenes s Series: Questions That Will Transform You The Question – Are You Getting Better? (Choosing to Express Forgiveness) January 29, 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Forgivenes s Series: Questions That Will Transform You The Question – Are You Getting Better? (Choosing to Express Forgiveness) January 29, 2006
Forgivenes s MATTHEW 6:9-15 "This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ' For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Forgivenes s MARK 2:9-12 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, `Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, `Get up, take your mat and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." He said to the paralytic, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!” (cm. Luke 5:22-24)
Forgivenes s Introductory Words 1. Forgiveness is the hard thing. 2. Forgiveness is a journey.
Forgivenes s 1A.What Is Forgiveness? 1B.What it is not! -It is not Forgetting. -It is not Denying. -It is not Reunion. 2B.What it is!
Forgivenes s 2A.What Happens When We Forgive? 1st Acknowledges that Jesus carried your sin committed against a Holy God 2nd Activates us to offer to others what was offered to us. 3rd An Ongoing Act – continual process 4th Awareness that the pain is still there
Forgivenes s 4A.Word Pictures of Forgiveness from the Bible -Matthew 18:23-35 – The Unmerciful Slave
Forgivenes s 4A. Word Pictures of Forgiveness from the Bible -Luke 7:36-50 – A Sinful But Forgiven Woman
Forgivenes s Action Steps 1.Cross of Christ 2.Consolation of the Bible 3.Community of Christians