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Rubs 10

  1. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLz096xGSV8
  2. 2. MATTHEW 18: 21-35 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VUCK2MZty4
  3. 3. What isunforgiveness/forgiveness ?To err is human, to forgive is divine Alexanda Pope
  4. 4. What happens to uswhenever we are hurt?e.g from close friends, relations
  5. 5. Hard facts about unforgivenessLife offers us plenty of opportunities to feel unforgiving.Lack of forgiveness does more damage to us than tothe offender.We want the person who wronged us to suffer. Those negative feelings war against the love andcompassion that should characterize us as Christians, and we hinder our own spiritual growth. Ephesians 4: 26-27, 31
  6. 6. Why do we find it hard to forgive? The story of Joseph
  7. 7. Misconceptions•It is NOT Condoning the Behaviour•It is NOT Forgetting What Happened•It is NOT Restoring Trust in the Person•It is NOT Agreeing to Reconcile•It is NOT Doing the Person a Favour•It is NOT Easy•It doesn’t guarantee change in the person Matthew 18: 21-22
  8. 8. IMPORTANCE OF FORGIVENESS•It is a command – Matthew 6:14-15•It is at the core of emotional well-being•We carry unnecessary stress and burden – rage anddepression that leads to obsessive behaviours - drinking,smoking•we grow hardened, untrusting, sour, and bitter. Webecome vengeful•It keeps us from moving forward•We must admit we are also not perfect•It is the very essence of our faith
  9. 9. UNFORGIVENESS•It shows we really don’t love Christ•Prevents God from forgiving us our own sins Mat 6:15•It opens us up to the enemy•It blocks God from answering our prayers Mark 11:24-25•It defiles us – Heb 12:15•It gives satan an advantage 2 Corinthains 2: 10-11•It can make a man lose heaven
  10. 10. Vengeance is the Lord’s…only if we allow Him! Romans 12:19 Proverbs 24:17 Matthew 5:44-45
  11. 11. It is blessed to FORGIVE The forgiveness process: How to forgive•First choose to do so!•Acceptance of the•We conquer things by going through them•Pray for them, call them, send texts•Ask for grace from God to let go.
  12. 12. The key to forgiveness is to grow in God’s love
  13. 13. 13:12:12Let’s hang out 7:00pm

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