What is Jesus teaching about forgiveness?
- I forgive because Relationships are important. (Matt 18:28-31)
- I forgive because it is Expected. (Matt 18:31-34)
- I forgive because I am Forgiven.
What God’s Grace has done to my Sin
- My sin is Cleansed
Isaiah 1:18 - Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
- My sin is Removed
Psalm 103:12 - ...as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
- My sin is Lost
Micah 7:19 - He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
- My sin is Forgotten
Jeremiah 31:34, Hebrews 8:12 - For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.
- My sin is Pardoned
Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.