Things We Cannot Afford (WK 1): “WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE UNFORGIVING”

“Forgiveness is my obligation… it is also my opportunity.”

“God wants to forgive every sin. Even the ones you have yet to confess.”

Matthew 6:9-15 NKJV

9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 

10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

11 Give us this day our daily bread. 

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 

15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 

Luke 6:36-37 NKJV

36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. 

37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

James 2:13 NKJV

13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment

Matthew 5:7 NKJV

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 

Psalm 86:5 NKJV

5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Colossians 3:12-13 NKJV

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 

Matthew 5:44 NKJV

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 

Jeremiah 31:34 NKJV

…I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.

Matthew 18:21-22 NKJV

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven”. 

Ephesians 4:31-32 NKJV

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

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