Sorry Not Sorry 2

Forgive as the Lord forgave you.


Big Idea

Forgiven people forgive people.

Message notes:

I N T R O D U C T I O N

What we think forgiveness is: “Say your sorry.” - “Now you say I forgive you.”

T RUTH

This is what forgiveness really is: canceling a debt or canceling the effects of a debt.

TENSION

Unforgiveness allows other people’s actions to impact who you are and how you live.

A P P L I C AT I O N

God tells us how to be free from unforgiveness, by being the living example.

Forgiven people, forgive people.

L A N D I N G

Free yourself from unforgiveness now, restoration is not required. Forgive and find peace.


Group Questions:

Q1: Describe a time you had to forgive someone but in your mind you still thought it was unfair OR describe a time someone forgave you even though you didn’t really deserve it.

Q2: Why do you find it so hard to forgive someone?

Q3: How does forgiving someone else even if you think it’s unfair help you?

Q4: If God gave us what was fair (what we deserve) even when we messed up, what do you think He would do?

Q5: What does withholding forgiveness from someone do to you? What do you feel when you are around that person?

Q6: If there’s something you currently need to forgive someone else for, what’s holding you back? Do you think things might be better if there is restoration in that relationship?

Leaders—take 30 seconds to think about that one person or group of people we need to forgive. Now, let’s all write down one way we can forgive that person or group this week.


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Here is something coming up to talk about in group and invite your students:

Summer Camp: Registration is now open!

J High June 23-29th * High School June 9-15th

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