Friday, August 5, 2011

Volume 1 Lesson 8 Forgive

Lesson 8 Forgive
“Forgive”
SECTION 1:
A Story of Forgiveness
Matthew 18:21-35
The Definition of Forgiveness
Luke 11:4
Colossians 1:13-14
1 John 1:9

In the Greek language, the word “opheileo” [of-i-leh'-o] is the idea of accruing debt, to owe, or to be under obligation
in the Greek language, the word “aphiemi” [ah-fee-ay-mee] is the idea of sending away, letting go, giving up a debt, keeping it no longer.

Matthew 6:14-15
Luke 6:37
John 20:23
How do I forgive?
Matthew 18:21-35
Mark 11:25-26
SECTION 2:
The Study of Forgiveness
Mark 11:25-26
Mark 11:25-26
SECTION 3:
The Discussion about Forgiveness
Go Further
Here are some optional readings for you as you live a lifestyle of
forgiveness:
"He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he
himself must pass." ~ George Herbert
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1
www.christianquotes.com, George Herbert, Anglican Priest, 1593 – 1633


“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes
2
2
www.thinkexist.com, Lewis B. Smedes, Christian Author and Professor of Theology and Ethics, 1921 – 2002
ThinkExist.com Quotations. “Lewis B. Smedes quotes”. ThinkExist.com Quotations Online 1 Jul. 2011. 17 Aug. 2011 <http://ThinkExist.com/quotes/lewis_b._smedes/>


                                              
The victim may say, "I can't forgive these people. You don't now
how bad they hurt me." The problem is, they are still hurting you.
How  do you  stop the pain? Forgiveness is what sets us free from
the past. What is to be gained in forgiving is freedom.  You  don't
heal in order to forgive.  You  forgive  in  order  to heal. Forgiveness
is to set a  captive free and then to realize you were the captive.
You don't  forgive others for their sake; you  do it for your sake.
Those you need to forgive may never be aware of your choice to let
them off your hook. Forgiveness  is  the  fragrance that is left on the
heel that crushed the violet.
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3
Victory Over The Darkness, Neil T. Anderson, Regal Publishing, Ventura CA,
2000, p. 192

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God
has forgiven the inexcusable in you." ~ C.S. Lewis
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4
www.christianquotes.com, Clive Staples Lewis, Novelist/Christian Apologist,
1898-1963

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