Forgiveness

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).

Explanation:  The word forgive literally means, “…to release or send away…..to let off.”

The following acrostic for peace can help us in forgiving others.

Prayer

Empathy

Act

Confess

Example

Outline: When the first missionaries to the Eskimos were learning to translate their language, they discovered the Eskimo word for forgive was a multi-word phrase: “issumagijoujungnainermik.” It literally means “not-being-able-to-think-about-it-anymore.”

  • Parable – Matthew 18:21-35
  • Prayer – Matthew 6:12
  • Picture – Luke 10:30-36
  • Practice – Luke 23:34
  • Pattern – Colossians 3:13

Quote: “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet gives to the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain

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