Principles of Forgiveness

PRINCIPLES OF FORGIVENESS
(Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)

I) INTRODUCTION
A) STORY OF JOSEPH (GENESIS 45:5 – 15; 50:19 – 21)
B) JESUS PRAYED ON THE CROSS: “FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO…”
C) DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF THE YEAR OF JUBILEE – INVOLVES FORGIVENESS OF DEBT AND RESTORATION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
(LEV 25:11)

II) WHY MUST WE FORGIVE?
A) BECAUSE JESUS TAUGHT US DO SO (MATT 6:12)
B) BECAUSE YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER FORGAVE YOU (MATT 18:21 – 34)
C) SO THAT YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE HINDERED (MARK 11: 25-26)
D) SO THAT YOUR WORSHIP IS NOT HINDERED (MATT. 5: 23 – 24)
E) SO THAT YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL CONTINUE TO FORGIVE YOU (MARK 11: 25-26)
F) SO THAT YOU CAN HEAL IN THE INNER MAN AND AVOID BITTERNESS AND INNER DEFILEMENT (EPHESIANS . 4:31 – 32, HEBREWS 12:15)

III) HOW MUST WE FORGIVE? (1 COR. 4:12, 1PET. 3:9
A) COMPLETELY, THE WAY GOD FORGIVE US
B) WITHOUT REMEMBRANCE

IV) WHEN SHOULD WE FORGIVE?
A) IMMEDIATELY
B) BEFORE WE ARE ASKED

V) HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD WE FORGIVE? (MATT. 18:21 – 34)
A) AS MANY TIMES AS NECESSARY
B) AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT GOD TO FORGIVE YOU

VI) FINAL INSTRUCTIONS (ROMANS 12:14 –21)

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