Peace Part 10 “The Theology of Forgiveness”

This Weeks Sermon Notes

The Theology of Forgiveness


Principle #1 of Confronting Conflict

_________________   _____________


Principle #2 of Confronting Conflict

Get the ____________ out of your own ___________.


Principle #3 of Confronting Conflict

Go and ___________ your brother his ______________.


Principle #4 of Confronting Conflict

Go and be __________________________.


Romans 12:18

18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.


“Theology” means the study of the _____________ of God.


All significant ________________ in this life originate in          the ________________ of God.


How we ______________ determines how we __________.


Big Idea:  God’s forgiving _______________ makes forgiveness __________________ for His followers.



1.  God is a _____________ God….we can be ______________ people.

            Ephesians 4:32

32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-13

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.


When we forgive we _____________ from the well    already ____________ for us by God.


The well that has been dug for us was very          _____________.

The  forgiving ______________ of God makes it ______________for us to forgive others.




2.  God _________________ to forgive…we can ______________ to forgive.


Some things forgiveness is not:


a.  Forgiveness is not a __________________.


b.  Forgiveness is not ___________________.


“Forgetting is a ______________ process in which a   matter fades from memory merely with the passing             of time.  Forgiving is an ______________ process,       involving a conscious choice and a deliberate course             of action.”


            Isaiah 43:25

25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.


c.  Forgiveness is not ___________________.



The primary word used for forgiveness in God’s word is “aphiemi” which means to _______________, ____________      or _______________.


Another word is “charizomai” which means to     ______________  _______________  __________________.


Both of these words are on display in God’s         forgiveness of our ____________.