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