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Mission 5 matt 18_21-35 slides 072510

  1. 1. MISSIONsupport<br />The Mission <br />of FORGIVNESSMatthew 18:21-35<br />Message Five<br />
  2. 2. Thesis<br />Refusing to forgive is a bitter experience that builds a monument to self and spite.<br />
  3. 3. Point 1<br />We quickly reveal how open we are to God and available we are to Christlikeness by how we respond to people who have offended us.<br />
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis ofYour Bitter Behavior<br />1. You nurseit<br />
  5. 5. An Experiential Exegesis ofYour Bitter Behavior<br />1. You nurse it<br />2. You rehearseit<br />
  6. 6. An Experiential Exegesis ofYour Bitter Behavior<br />1. You nurse it<br />2. You rehearse it<br />3. You are cursed from it<br />
  7. 7. The Mission of Forgiveness<br />1. God has already forgiven us<br />Eph 4:32-5:2 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us<br />
  8. 8. Point 2<br />If you do not feel truly forgiven by God, it may be because you have not forgiven someone else.<br />Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.<br />
  9. 9. Point 3<br />You will never have to forgive anybody more than God has forgiven you.<br />
  10. 10. The Mission of Forgiveness<br />1. God has already forgiven us<br />2. Resentment does not work<br />Job 5:2 For wrath killeththe foolish man<br />
  11. 11. Point 4<br /> When you allow anger or grief or sorrow to roam freely in your heart, it leads you to end up doing stupid stuff (Job 5:2).<br /> Eccl 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger restethin the bosom of fools.<br />
  12. 12. Definition<br />Resentment is nothing more than stewing without doing.<br />
  13. 13. Point 5<br />If you hold onto a hurt, you are swallowing a self-inflicted wound.<br />
  14. 14. The Mission of Forgiveness<br />1. God has already forgiven us<br />2. Resentment does not work<br />3. Forgiveness is something Ineed, too<br />
  15. 15. Point 6<br />If you hold onto a hurt from yesterday, you are giving the Devil and your abuser power over your life today.<br />
  16. 16. What Forgiveness Is Not<br />A. Minimizing the seriousness of the offense<br />
  17. 17. What Forgiveness Is Not<br />A. Minimizing the seriousness of the offense<br />B. Forgiveness is not acceptance<br /> 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. <br />
  18. 18. What Forgiveness Is Not<br />A. Minimizing the seriousness of the offense<br />B. Forgiveness is not acceptance<br />C. Forgiveness is not instant restoration of trust<br />
  19. 19. What Forgiveness Is Not<br />A. Minimizing the seriousness of the offense<br />B. Forgiveness is not acceptance<br />C. Forgiveness is not instant restoration of trust<br />D. Forgiveness is not resuming the relationship without any changes<br />
  20. 20. What Forgiveness Is Not<br />A. Minimizing the seriousness of the offense<br />B. Forgiveness is not acceptance<br />C. Forgiveness is not instant restoration of trust<br />D. Forgiveness is not resuming the relationship without any changes<br />E. Forgiveness is not reconciliation<br />
  21. 21. The Freedom for Forgiveness<br />1. Recognize that we are all imperfect<br />James 3:2 For in many things we offend all.<br />Eccl 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinnethnot. <br />
  22. 22. The Freedom for Forgiveness<br />1. Recognize that we are all imperfect<br />2. Relinquish your right to get revenge<br />Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.<br />
  23. 23. Point 7<br />You know you have finally given it to God when the hurt does not hurt you any more.<br />
  24. 24. The Freedom for Forgiveness<br />1. Recognize that we are all imperfect<br />2. Relinquish your right to get revenge<br />3. Respond to evil with good<br />Luke 6:27-28 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.<br />
  25. 25. The Freedom for Forgiveness<br />1. Recognize that we are all imperfect<br />2. Relinquish your right to get revenge<br />3. Respond to evil with good<br />4. Refocus on God’s mission<br />
  26. 26. Point 8<br />If you do not release your offender you will begin to resemble your offender.<br />Job 11:13-16 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:<br />
  27. 27. Point 9<br />The mission God has for you is greater than what happened to you.<br />
  28. 28. COME FORWARD<br />For prayer<br />

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