ONE ANOTHER: Forgive One Another – 1 Corinthians 1:10
Seek Forgiveness and Grant Forgiveness
What is forgiveness?
Cancelling a debt; Release somebody from something; Give up the right so that we can get them back; Decision not to hold something on somebody despite what they did; Forgiveness is not a feeling; Forgiveness is not forgetting; Forgivenss is not excusing behavior; Forgivenss is not an option;
In offenses and Conflicts with others:
- Do not build a coalition
- Do not deflect
- Do not delay
We forgive just like Jesus forgave us
How did Jesus forgive?
- He gave it to me before I ever asked for it
- He gave it to people who didn’t deserve it
- He gave it even though we would be repeat offenders
Forgiven people forgive.
References: Philippians 2; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12-13; Proverbs 19:11; Matthew 5:23; Matthew 18:15