The Peacemaking Church: Our forgiveness shows what we think of God’s forgiveness.

Is it really true that our forgiveness (or lack thereof) demonstrates what we think of God’s forgiveness?

Here are five principles on forgiveness from this past weeks lesson from The Peacemaking Church:

  1. You cannot forgive in your own strength.
  2. Forgiveness is neither a feeling, nor forgetting, nor excusing.
  3. Sin creates a debt that must be paid (1 Peter 2.24; Matt 6.12)
  4. Forgiveness is a decision modeled after God’s forgiveness.
  5. God’s forgiveness inspires our forgiveness. (Matt 18.32-33)

Four promises of forgiveness:

  • I promise I will not dwell on this incident.
  • I promise I will not bring up this incident and use it against you.
  • I promise I will not talk to others about this incident.
  • I promise I will not allow this incident to stand between us or hinder our personal relationship.

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