Forgiveness

  1. Commanded of God
    1. Matthew 6:9-13, "Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread. 12 ‘And ;forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. "
    2. Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 “But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions."
    3. Mark 11:25, "Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions."
  2. How much to forgive
    1. Without limit
      1. Matthew 18:22, "Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."
  3. The Basis of Forgiveness
    1. Christ's work
      1. Colossians 3:13, "bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you."
    2. God's goodness
      1. Psalm 86:5, "For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You."
  4. Reasons for Forgiving
    1. Because God has forgiven us
      1. Matthew 6:14, "For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
      2. Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you."
      3. Colossians 3:13, "bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you."
  5. Received
    1. From God
      1. Colossians 2:13, "When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions."
      2. 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
  6. Synonyms of Forgiveness
    1. Pardons
      1. Luke 6:37, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.
    2. Remembers no more
      1. Heb 10:17, “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
    3. Wipes away
      1. Acts 3:19, “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord."
      2. Rev 21:4, "and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
  7. We need forgiveness
    1. Mark 11:25, "Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions."

 

 

 

 
 
CARM ison
 
 
CARM.org
Copyright 2014

CONTACT US:
CARM Office number: 208-466-1301
Office hours: M-F; 9-5 pm; Mountain Time
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: CARM, PO BOX 1353, Nampa ID 83653