Facts On Forgiveness
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
July 2, 2017
Central Passage
Matthew 5:38-48
Subject
PM Service
Description

INTRODUCTION:

 

            A.        Old Testament law; “An eye for an eye”; Exodus 21:24

            B.         Jesus taught forgiveness; Matthew 6:12

            C.        Unless we are forgiving He will not forgive us; Matthew 6:14-15

 

  I.        THE MEANING OF FORGIVENESS:

 

            A.        A comparison of laws; Matthew 5:38; Romans 6:14

            B.         Turning the other cheek; Matthew 5:39

            C.        Do more than is expected; live forgiveness; Matthew 5:40-41

            D.        Follow Christ closely; Luke 21:36

 

 II.        THE METHOD OF FORGIVENESS:

 

            A.        Giving; Matthew 5:42; Acts 20:35

            B.         Difference in Old and New Covenants; Matthew 5:43-44

            C.        The real test of Christianity – being good to those against you; Matthew 5:40-42

 

III.       THE MEEKNESS OF FORGIVENESS:

 

            A.        Children of the Father; Matthew 5:45

            B.         Easy to love the lovely; Matthew 5:46

            C.        Easy to salute those who salute you; Matthew 5:47

            D.        The secret of forgiveness; Matthew 5:48

 

CONCLUSION:

 

            A.        A story of forgiveness; John 8:4-12

            B.         Be a Christian in every action; Luke 23:33-34; 42-43

            C.        The joy of forgiveness belongs to those who forgive; Ephesians 4:32; Mark 11:25