LET IT GO: A LESSON ON FORGIVENESS
May 16, 2021
“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 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
14 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. Mark 6:9-15
3 THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT OF FORGIVENESS:
1. THE MEANING OF FORGIVING OTHERS
A. THE FAULTS DESCRIBED
B. THE FORGIVENESS DEMANDED
SCRIPTURE: Galatians 6:1, Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 5:23-24
2. THE MOTIVE OF FORGIVING OTHERS
A. FORGIVING OTHERS IS A COMMAND
B. FORGIVING OTHERS IS A CONDITION
SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:37, John 8:7, John 15:13
3. THE MEASURE OF FORGIVING OTHERS
A. UNLIMITED FORGIVENESS
B. UNCONDITIONAL FORGIVENESS
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:21-22, Colossians 3:13, 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.
~St. Francis of Assisi
***Sermon Outline Adapted from Ken Trivette Ministries
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