Three Keys That Open Locked Hearts
Focus: Forgiveness like Jesus
"Forged in Forgiveness" Mike & Erik Story
I. Remember THE LORD FORGAVE YOU, SO YOU MUST FORGIVE OTHERS.
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Colossians 3:13 NIV
"To be a Christain means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." -CS Lewis
II. Remember YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:30-32 NIV
“And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:30-32 NLT
III. Forgiveness SETS YOU FREE
Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. The Forgiveness of Jesus not only takes
Corrie Ten Boom
IV. FORGIVENESS and ACCEPTANCE are the indicators of loving like God loves.
WHO DO YOU NEED TO FORGIVE?