Abiding Word Church
April 25, 2021


April 25, 2021

Pastor Nathan Wright 


  1. What is .

Forgiveness: to dismiss, to give up something, to send away, to release something.

Matthew 4:20 NLT  20 And they left their nets at once and followed him.

Matthew 27:50 NLT  50 Then Jesus shouted again, and he released his spirit.

  1. We are  to forgive.

Matthew 8:21 NLT  21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?

Matthew 8:22 NLT  22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”

Matthew 8:27 NLT  27 “Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.”

Matthew 8:28 NLT  28 “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.”

Colossians 3:12-13 NLT  12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

  1. The .

Matthew 18:32-34 NLT  32 “Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.”

Matthew 18:35 NLT  35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”

Psalm 86:5 NLT  5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.

The LISTEphesians 4:32 NLT   32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.


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