Family Worship Center, Beloit WI
Sunday Service August 14, 2016
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    1021 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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Matthew 6:14-15
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (NIV)



Forgiveness
• Merriam-Webster Dictionary: to pardon, absolve, to give up resentment of, to grant relief from payment of
• Strong's Hebrew Definition: salach (saw-lakh) - to forgive, pardon, spare
• Strong's Greek Definition: aphiemi (af-ee-ay-mee) - to cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up
Matthew 24:10
And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. (NKJV)
Luke 17:1
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!” (NKJV)


2 Corinthians 2:10-11
If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven--if there was anything to forgive--I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Acts 24:16
This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (NKJV)
High Price for Unforgiveness
• The fruit of the Spirit ebbs away.
• Indifference or hatred displaces love.
• Bitterness or depression displaces joy.
• Anxiety displaces peace.
• Short-temperedness displaces patience.
• Hard-heartedness or indifference displaces kindness.
• Meanness or a get-even attitude displaces goodness.
• A demanding nature displaces gentleness.
• Resignation from responsibility displaces self-control.
• It hardens our heart towards God
Mark 11:25
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” (NIV)
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (NIV)
Psalms 55:22
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” (NIV)
Hebrews 12:7-11
“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
1 John 1:9
.“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (KJV)
Mark 11:25
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” (ESV)


Five R’s of Forgiveness
1. Recognize the source of your hurt or pain
2. Re-examine your life and your heart
3. Repent
2 Chronicles 7:14
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (NLT)
Five R’s of Forgiveness
1. Recognize the source of your hurt or pain
2. Re-examine your life and your heart
3. Repent
4. Redeem the person and the offense
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. (NLT)
Romans 12:14-18
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (NIV)
Five R’s of Forgiveness
1. Recognize the source of your hurt or pain
2. Re-examine your life and your heart
3. Repent
4. Redeem the person and the offense
5. Repeat the forgiveness
Mathew 18:21-22
Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (NLT)