Unleashed: The Truth About Forgiveness
January 30, 2022
John 16:33 NIV “In this world you will have troubles…”
Matthew 6:12 NIV “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
Matthew 6:14-15 NIV “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Psalm 51:4 NIV “Against You and You alone have I sinned.”
Genesis 39:9 NIV “How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”
1 John 1:9 NIV “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
John 8:32 NIV “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
Truth #1 Forgiveness begins by re-thinking how you see your offender.
Truth #2 Forgiveness is a process.
Truth #3 Forgiveness cannot happen without prayer.
Ephesians 6:18 NIV “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”
Truth #4 Forgiving and “Forgetting” is a myth.
Jeremiah 31:34 NIV “I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
TRUTH #5 There is HUGE gap between forgiving someone and trusting someone.
TRUTH #6 Forgiveness may include doing good for your enemy.
Romans 12:21 NIV“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”