Forgive Us Our Sins ~ Luke 11:1-4 (1-11-2018)

The Lord’s Prayer:  FORGIVE US OUR SINS

LUKE 11:1-4, MATTHEW 6:12

I.  OUR NEED FOR FORGIVENESS

*debt = (gr) opheilema = that which is owed that which is justly or legally due, a debt;
offence, sin

a.  Why does this include everyone? ___________________________
______________________________________________(Rom 3:23)
b.  What is the required payment for my sin debt? ________________
_______________________________________________(Rom 6:23)
c.  How can we start out under Hebrews 9:22 and get to 1 John 1:9? _______ ______________________________________________________________

II.  OUR NEED TO FORGIVE

    a.  As I follow the example that Christ lived, what example about forgiveness 
    did He give even as He hung on the cross? ____________________________
    _______________________________________________________________    
    b.  Is it easy to forgive? _____________________________________
    _________________________________________________________
    c.  When I refuse to forgive, who carries the greater burden, me or my 
    offender?  ________________________________________________
    _________________________________________________________

III.  GOD’S GRACE STANDARD
    a.  Why does Jesus link our forgiving with how we will be forgiven? 
    _________________________________________________________
    b.  Is our forgiving as important as our being forgiven? ____________            
            _________________________________________________________
    c.  In the parable of the unforgiving servant, what was the penalty for 
    being unforgiving? _________________________________________
    ________________________________________(Matthew  18:21-35) 

IV.  Application:   Forgiveness is not always easy but it is vital for our spiritual

growth and even to our physical health.  What is the hardest part about forgiving

and how do we really get past this? __________________________
_______________________________________________________________

 

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