As We Forgive

Scripture Verses

Matthew 6:9-15

Outline

An unwillingness to forgive what has happened in the past, is one of the greatest hindrances to being able to move forward in the present. 

Lysa Terkeurst

  • “Forgiveness is a hard step to take, it’s also the only step that leads to anything good. Every other choice – including the choice not to do anything and remain where we are – just adds more hurt upon hurt.” – Page 111
  • “I release my evidence of all the reasons they were so wrong. I release my need to see this person punished. I release my need for an apology. I release my need for this to feel fair. I release my need for you to declare me right and them wrong. Show me what I need to learn from all of this. And then give me your peace in place of my anger.” – Page 195

Book List

  • The Bible – God
  • Forgiving What You Can’t Forgive – Lysa Terkeurst
  • Healing of Damaged Emotions – David Seamands
  • Forgiving Forward – Bruce and Toni Hebel
  • Total Forgiveness – R.T. Kendall
  • The Other Side of Love – Gary Chapman
  • Anger is a Choice – Tim Lahaye and Bob Phillips
  • Make Anger Your Ally – Neil Clark Warren

Matthew 6:9-15

  • Lysa Terkeurst
    • “The Lord’s prayer reminds us what the human heart needs every day: we need God, we need to be forgiven, and we need to forgive. Forgiveness is supposed to be as much a part of our daily lives as eating and sleeping.” – Page 230
  • Ephesians 4:30-32
  • 1 John 1:9
  • Matthew 6:12-15
  • Colossians 3:13
  • Matthew 5:23-24
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