Sunday, May 5, 2013


Sunday sermon recap:  "Six Words to Set You Free"

  • Colossians 3:13 - "Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive."  
  • Luke 17:3 - "Be on your guard!  If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive."  
  • Matthew 6:14 - "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."  
  • Matthew 5:23-24 - "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift."  
  • James 5:16 - "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."  
  • Matthew 18:21-22 - "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?'  Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'" 

  • Without forgiveness, it is impossible to have relationships or joy in our lives   
  • A true apology includes the following: 
    • An awareness of how you wronged the other person
    • An earnest feeling of regret or remorse
    • A confession accepting responsibility for the action
    • A commitment to change
  • Repentance is an authentic apology
  • When forgiving, you relinquish what feels like the right to get even
  • Grace is forgiveness you don't deserve 
  • You find life when you extend forgiveness
  • We need to extend grace and mercy to each other 
  • Prayer: God, I give this to you.  I'm not going to hold it anymore! 

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