Total Forgiveness

Sunday Morning Service

May 31

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If you can sincerely pray "Father, set them free" for those who have hurt you, then you've truly forgiven them.

What things might hinder the work of God?

  • One way to grieve the Holy Spirit is to harbor anger, bitterness and malice in the heart.
  • Is there someone you need to forgive?
  • Forgiveness is very important for the health and growth of the Church

Joseph

  • Genesis 50:15-21
  • Sold into slavery by his brothers
  • Brought to Egypt and eventually thrown into prison
  • Rose to power
  • During the famine, Joseph's brothers came before him 
  • Instead of revenge, Joseph shows his brothers forgiveness and grace

Jesus and You!

  • Colossians 3:13
  • Since God forgave you, you should be willing to forgive others
  • Matthew 18:23-35, 6:12:15; 5:23-24
  • If you fail to forgive, the only one it hurts is you
  • Forgiveness is not for the person who hurt you, it is for you
  • Forgiveness has powerful physical and psychological healing benefits
  • Luke 23:34
  • If God forgave you in the same proportion that you forgive others, would He forgive you?
  • Unforgiveness keeps the Holy Spirit from working in your life
  • Pride can get in the way of forgiveness and relationship restoration
  • Jesus' prayer on the cross shows His willingness to forgive and release those who were taunting, accusing and even murdering Him

Scripture Verses

Ephesians 4:30-32