Sunday, October 22, 2017 —Mike Teel, Pastor
FORGIVENESS: TRICK-OR-TREAT? Our Forgiveness Of Others
KEY FOCAL PASSAGE: Ephesians 4:30-32
GOD’S FORGIVENESS OF US
1. THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF FORGIVENESS
2. VIOLATION OF THE PERFECT STANDARD
3. CLEAN SLATE
4. FAITH EXERCISED
OUR FORGIVENESS OF ONE ANOTHER
1. VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FORGIVENESS
2. OUR TWO POSITIONS
3. WHEN WE ARE THE OFFENDER . . .
QUESTIONS WITH FORGIVENESS
“What if he or she refuses to forgive me?”
“What if the situation only gets worse?”
“What if I confess my offense to God only?”
“What if the person I offended died before I could seek reconciliation?”
4. WHEN WE ARE THE OFFENDED
BOUNDLESS FORGIVENESS: The Answer (Matthew 18:21-22)
BOUNDLESS FORGIVENESS: An Illustration (Matthew 18:23-34)
BOUNDLESS FORGIVENESS: Some Reasons . . .
--First, the refusal to forgive is hypocritical.
--Second, the refusal to forgive inflicts inner torment on the unforgiving.
LIVE IT OUT
> There are two directives we need to remember in order to become forgiving children of God.
Focus fully on God’s forgiveness of you.
Deal directly and honestly with any resentment you currently hold against anyone.
> REMEMBER: We are most like God when we forgive!