Faceless – Relationships on an Online Network – Part 5: Forgive Like Christ

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Faceless – Relationships on an Online Network

Part 5: Forgive Like Christ

Pastor Elio's sermon notes for Friday July 9th & Sunday July 11th, 2021

 

Psalms 11:3-4 NIV
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,what can the righteous do?” 4 The Lord is in his holy temple;the Lord is on his heavenly throne.He observes everyone on earth;his eyes examine them.

 
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
16 This is what the Lord says:“Stand at the crossroads and look;ask for the ancient paths,ask where the good way is, and walk in it,and you will find rest for your souls.But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

In order for a relationship to work, we need counsel and direction from the One who designed relationships!

In order for a relationship to work, we need counsel and direction from the One who designed relationships!

AM I GOING TO BASE MY LIFE ON WHAT I THINK OR WHAT GOD THINKS?

AM I GOING TO BASE MY LIFE ON WHAT I THINK OR WHAT GOD THINKS?

Proverbs 14:12 NIV
12 There is a way that appears to be right,but in the end it leads to death.

 
John 10:10 NIV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

 

 

All the guidelines God has for us are not to restrict our life, but to bless and protect our life.

All the guidelines God has for us are not to restrict our life, but to bless and protect our life.

Our relationship with God is inseparable to our relationship with the people God has put in our life.

Our relationship with God is inseparable to our relationship with the people God has put in our life.

John 13:34-35 NIV
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 
Matthew 22:36-39 NIV
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

-Love God -Love Ourselves -Love People

-Love God -Love Ourselves -Love People

My relationship with God and self will determine my relationship with others around me!

My relationship with God and self will determine my relationship with others around me!

1 John 4:20 NIV
20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

 
Matthew 24:10 NIV
10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,

 
Luke 17:1 NIV
1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.

1- WE HAVE A WRONG UNDERSTANDING OF FORGIVENESS

1- WE HAVE A WRONG UNDERSTANDING OF FORGIVENESS

Forgiving is my attitude toward God about you.

Forgiving is my attitude toward God about you.

Genesis 50:19-20 NIV
19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

2- WE DON’T THINK IT IS FAIR

2- WE DON’T THINK IT IS FAIR

Matthew 18:32-34 NIV
32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

 
Matthew 18:35 NKJV
35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” C.S. Lewis

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” C.S. Lewis

3- WE DO NOT THINK WE CAN DO IT

3- WE DO NOT THINK WE CAN DO IT

Philippians 4:13 NIV
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

1- PRAY FOR THEM

1- PRAY FOR THEM

Matthew 5:43-44 NIV
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

2- BLESS THEM

2- BLESS THEM

Luke 6:27-28 NIV
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

 
Romans 12:14 NIV
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

3- DO GOOD TO THEM

3- DO GOOD TO THEM

Romans 12:17-21 NIV
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 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. 20 On the contrary:“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 
Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

It’s hard to forgive unless you have been forgiven, ONLY THE FORGIVEN FORGIVE!

It’s hard to forgive unless you have been forgiven, ONLY THE FORGIVEN FORGIVE!

Luke 23:34 NIV
34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

 
1 Corinthians 4:9-16 NIV
9 For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings. 10 We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored! 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment. 14 I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. 15 Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

 

 

 

 

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