Believers Church Of Sylvania
You Asked For It - Driven to Forgive
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Locations & Times
  • Believers Church of Sylvania
    1320 US-301 Frontage, Sylvania, GA 30467, USA
    Sunday 9:55 AM
(Matthew 18:32-35 MSG) “The king summoned the man and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave your entire debt when you begged me for mercy. Shouldn’t you be compelled to be merciful to your fellow servant who asked for mercy?’ The king was furious and put the screws to the man until he paid back his entire debt. And that’s exactly what my Father in heaven is going to do to each one of you who doesn’t forgive unconditionally anyone who asks for mercy.”
(Psalm 38:4,6 NLT) My guilt overwhelms me--it is a burden too heavy to bear. ... I am bent over and racked with pain. All day long I walk around filled with grief.
• DENIAL of your own forgiveness.
(Romans 5:8-9 NLT) But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
• They don’t DESERVE forgiveness.

You didn't either.
(Matthew 6:14-15 NLT) "If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
“To be a good Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in us." ~ C.S. Lewis~
(Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT) 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.
√ The CRUCIFIED life perspective.
(Galatians 2:20 NLT) ...It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
√ The IMPOSSIBLE debt perspective.
(Matthew 18:26-27 NLT) “. . .the man fell down before his master and begged him, 'Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.' Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.
√ The UNDESERVING perspective.
(Psalm 25:6-11 NLT) Remember, O LORD, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD. ...(vs 11) For the honor of your name, O LORD, forgive my many, many sins.