jesus is practical:: forgiveness. why is forgiveness important?

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  • Jesus Is Practical::Forgiveness

  • Why is forgiveness important?

  • Matt 6:9-15How should we pray?

  • What do you think forgiveness is?

  • Forgiveness...IS NOT...An EmotionOnly othersFairInstantaneousIS...A DecisionSelf-Forgiveness tooUnfairA Process

  • Forgiveness...IS NOT...Ignoring sinEnding a relationshipusually for a groupWeak/passiveIS...Recognition of sinSeeking restorationfor individualsa powerful action!

  • Forgiveness...IS NOT...RevengeReconciliationBarriersEasyBondageIS...Spiritual WarfareOne-wayVulnerabilityDifficultFreedom

  • Forgiveness is...Refusing to hold a grudgeANDWishing that person well!

  • What are you clinging to?What can't you let go of?

  • Lord, we choose not to hold on to our resentment. Thank You for setting us free from the bondage of our bitterness. We give up our rights to seek revenge and ask You to heal us emotionally and in our relationships with people. We ask You to bless those who have hurt us. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

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