Matthew 69-15

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					    Never forget,
does that mean never
       forgive?
       Revenge Response
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but
leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It
is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
                            Romans 12:19
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge
against anyone among your people, but love
your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
                            Leviticus 19:18
      …for we also forgive everyone
           who sins against us.

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged.
 Do not condemn,
 and you will not be condemned.
 Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
                              Luke 6:37
                 Matthew 6:9-15
“This, then, is how you should pray:
  “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
   your kingdom come, your will be done,
   on earth as it is in heaven.
   Give us today our daily bread.
   And forgive us our debts,
   as we also have forgiven our debtors.
   And lead us not into temptation,
   but deliver us from the evil one.’
  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.
   Forgiveness naturally flows when
   we experience God’s forgiveness.

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.
                              Matthew 6:14-15
Jesus teaches us to pray that we will
       have a forgiving heart.
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each
 of you unless you forgive your brother or sister
 from your heart.”
                     Matthew 18:35
  Jesus teaches us to forgive
     without being asked.

“And when you stand praying, if you hold
anything against anyone, forgive them, so
that your Father in heaven may forgive you
your sins.”
                         Mark 11:25
    Jesus teaches us to ask for
     forgiveness from others.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the
altar and there remember that your brother
or sister has something against you, leave
your gift there in front of the altar. First go
and be reconciled to them; then come and
offer your gift.
                            Matthew 5:23-24
             Forgive & Forget

John Calvin –“This, rather, is our forgiveness:
  willingly to cast from mind wrath, hatred,
  desire for revenge, and willingly to banish to
  oblivion the remembrance of injustice.”
 Calvin’s Institutes III, Ch XX, 45, p.912,
       Memory & Identity

• Memory of wrong

• Memory of forgiveness

• Which shapes you?
                     Matthew 6

12   …as we also have forgiven our debtors.

14   For if you forgive other people when they
     sin against you, your heavenly Father will
     also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive
     others their sins, your Father will not forgive
     your sins.
Forgiven   Forgiver

				
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