Doors

Clicking Your Door Shut

Doors

Lesson 4: Clicking Your Door Shut  

November 2 & 3, 2019

 

Our Enemy Only Needs A Crack

 

Ephesians 4:26 If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry—get over it quickly; 27 for when you are angry, you give a mighty foothold to the devilLiving Bible

 

We Can Forgive Like God Forgives

 

God Dismisses All Charges, Cancels All Punishments, and Treats Us As If We Never Sinned

 

Isaiah 43:25 “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them againNew Living Translation

 

Psalms 103:12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. New Living Translation

 

Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave youNew International Version  

 

There Are Two Types Of Forgiveness

 

Closed Forgiveness: They apologize for their actions

 

Open Forgiveness: They won’t apologize or acknowledge their actions

 

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

 

Acts 7:59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. New International Version

 

Forgiveness Is A Decision

 

We Must Love, Pray, And Bless Those That Wrong Us

 

Luke 6:27 But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Good News Translation

 

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. New International Version

 

Romans 12:19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For theScriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,”says the LORD. New Living Translation 

 

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  New International Version

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