No Person is Beyond Forgiveness


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No Person is Beyond Forgiveness

  1. 1. No One Is Beyond Forgiveness 06.07.09
  2. 2. Romans 6:23 <ul><li>For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ephes. 1:7 <ul><li>In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Observations about Forgiveness </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>1. It is not the character of the offender [sinner] which is the measure of forgiveness, but it’s the character of the offended one. [God] </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not the size of the wrong doing —it’s the size of the heart of the one who has been offended. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Matthew 18:21-22 <ul><li>Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, &quot;Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>[22] Jesus answered, &quot;I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2. Forgiveness is not limited to the amount of sin committed. </li></ul><ul><li>Any one who wants to be forgiven by God can be! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Romans 10:13 KJV <ul><li>For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 Cor. 6:9-11 <ul><li>Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders [10] nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. [11] And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Proverbs 4:23 KJV <ul><li>Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ The miracle of forgiving is the creation of a NEW BEGINNING, </li></ul><ul><li>It does not always take away the hurt, </li></ul><ul><li>It does not deny the past injury. </li></ul><ul><li>It merely refuses to let them stand in the way of a NEW START.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Smedes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ephes. 4:32 <ul><li>Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Col. 3:13 <ul><li>Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Bruce Wilkinson </li></ul><ul><li>“ Totally forgiving someone doesn’t necessarily mean we want to spend our vacation with them, but it does mean that we release the bitterness in our hearts concerning what they have done.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Psalm 103:12 <ul><li>as far as the east is from the west, </li></ul><ul><li>so far has he removed our transgressions from us </li></ul>
  16. 16. Col. 3:13 <ul><li>Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>He (God) is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 1:7 (NLT) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Matthew 6:12 NKJV <ul><li>And forgive us our debts, </li></ul><ul><li>As we forgive our debtors. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Smedes </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive and Forget </li></ul>