Forgiveness

7 Words from the Cross

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"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Review: Mark 11:25-26  |  Luke 11:4  |  Luke 17:4  |  1 Cor 2:8

 

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read
Luke 23:34

  1. Why did Jesus say, "They know not what they do?" What does that tell you about those who executed Him? See (1 Corinthians 2:8).

  2. Were all of these men forgiven because of Jesus' prayer? Explain your position!

  3. Why are we, even in the church, "all about forgiveness" until it is our turn to forgive someone?

  4. How does Jesus' prayer on the cross motivate me to forgive?

Breakout Questions:

Who do you need to forgive? Have you taken that step? What’s stopping you? Pray for that person, if there is one, and discuss (and hold each other accountable) for next steps!

Forgiven People Forgive, and I Want to Forgive

  1. I want to forgive because I live Debt-free (Phm 1:19)

  2. I want to forgive because it Blesses others. (Phm 1:20-21)

  3. I want to forgive because I will be held Accountable. (Phm 1:22-24)

  4. I want to forgive because that is what Christ. (Phm 1:25)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Philemon 1:19-25

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Forgiven People Forgive, And Here’s What it Looks Like

How do I know I have forgiven?

  1. When I make the Choice (Phm 1:8-9)

  2. When I Value the person again. (Phm 1:10-14)

  3. When I Rejoice that God is working in them. (Phm 1:15-16)

  4. When the offense is a Non-issue to me. (Phm 1:17-18)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Philemon 1:8-18

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

I Forgive....because of who I am in Christ

  1. Because I Trust Christ, I forgive. (Phm 1:4-5)

  2. Because I Love Christ’s people, I forgive. (Phm 1:5)

  3. Because I Belong to Christ’s church, I forgive. (Phm 1:6-7)

  4. Because I am Growing in Christ, I forgive. (Phm 1:6)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Philemon 1:1-7

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Forgiven People Forgive

What is Jesus teaching about forgiveness?

  1. I forgive because Relationships are important. (Matt 18:28-31)

  2. I forgive because it is Expected. (Matt 18:31-34)

  3. I forgive because I am Forgiven.

What God’s Grace has done to my Sin

  1. My sin is Cleansed
  2. 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.

  3. My sin is Removed
  4. Psalm 103:12 - ...as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

  5. My sin is Lost
  6. 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.

  7. My sin is Forgotten
  8. Jeremiah 31:34, Hebrews 8:12 - For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

  9. My sin is Pardoned
  10. Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Matthew 18:21-35

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.