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Genesis: 45 - Biblical Forgiveness

10/8/2017
Ben Helton
Genesis 45

Sermon Notes

Genesis 45

Biblical forgiveness is not...

Proverbs 19:11, Ecclesiastes 7:21-22, Jeremiah 31:34

Genesis 8:1, 2 Samuel 12:13-14, Proverbs 14:15

  1. Merely excusing the excusable.
  2. Spiritual amnesia.
  3. Immediate removal of all the consequences.
  4. Immediate restoration of trust.
  5. Letting someone hurt you over and over again.

Biblical forgiveness is . . .

Romans 12:17-21, Matthew 5:43-46

  1. Refusing to seek revenge or be consumed by a past injustice.
  2. A decision that becomes a feeling.

Why It’s So Important

Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:12-15, Matthew 18:21-35

  1. Forgiveness is not an option, it’s a requirement.
  2. Failing to forgive hurts us worse than them.

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