Are you walking daily in the freedom of forgiveness? On another note, do you feel that other people owe you? Are you holding on to that bitter poison? In this message we continue digging into the “Lord’s Prayer” and look how Jesus teaches us to regularly check the pulse of our connection with God and others, specifically through walking in prayerful forgiveness.
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Life in the Kingdom: The Lord’s Prayer-Forgive us our debts…
April 6th 2014 by Kasey Crawford
Today’s Passages: Matthew 6:7-13; 18:21-35, Colossians 1:22; 2:13-14,
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus is teaching a simple, yet very deep framework for understanding how to approach ______ of life with God in prayer.
“forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
This aspect of prayer is where we check the ___________ of our _______________ in two fundamental relationships: are we right with God, and are we right with people?
Our connection with God…“forgive us our debts”
“God made [us] alive together with him…having forgiven all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debts that stood against us.” Colossians 2:13-14
Do you walk in this forgiveness?
Many folks walk with a cloud over them-a cloud of ___________, _________, ____________. But Jesus has a better way. Jesus invites us through prayer to walk daily in our __________________.
Don’t give _________ the glory by walking in shame. Give ____________ the glory by walking in the ________________ of forgiveness.
“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation…” Colossians 1:22
Our connection with people…”as we also have forgiven our debtors”
Is this saying that if we haven’t forgiven others then we are not going to be forgiven by God?
In Matthew 18:21-35 Jesus expands on forgiveness…
Forgiveness means to ________ _______.
So when Jesus call us to forgive, what is he calling us to let go of?
According Jesus’ parable, to forgive is to let go of your right to __________________.
Where do we get the strength to forgive?
Jesus is saying that if you have truly experienced the life-transforming reality of having your entire ______________ record of debts against God canceled, you will want to ____________ other people from their debts against you.
___________ in the Lord’s forgiveness long enough that you are prepared to go out into your day releasing other’s debts against you.
Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom…
What is God saying to you?
What are you going to do about it?
*answers: all, pulse, connection, shame, guilt, regret, forgiveness, sin, Christ, freedom, let, go, punish, un-payable, release, Bask
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