Sorry Not Sorry 3
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Healing take time.
I N T R O D U C T I O N
Have you ever just given up on something because it took too much time?
When it comes to forgiveness, we want to feel better now.
Jesus is saying this: When it comes to forgiveness, the number isn’t the point. “You need to forgive as many
times as it takes for the forgiveness to ‘take.’” It’s important that you keep forgiving as long as you need
to, until your emotions catch up with your decision, until the hurt starts to hurt a little less.
A P P L I C AT I O N
Here are three steps you can take to begin fully forgiving someone: 1) Pray for the person who hurt you 2) Serve them 3) Repeat.
L A N D I N G
So make a decision this week to make forgiveness—true forgiveness—a reality in your life.
Q1: Why do we sometimes expect our healing to be quick or instant after being hurt?
Q2: What’s the difference in forgiveness and healing? (Leaders, forgiveness is a choice we make. Healing is something that happens in our hearts, often over time.)
Q3: Healing takes time, what can you do while you wait for your choice to catch up with how you feel?
Q4: What are some things you can do if you’ve decided to forgive someone but still don’t feel better?
Q5: Which one these 3 steps are the hardest for you when forgiving someone and why?
a. Praying for them
b. Serving them
c. Repeating (a & b)
Leaders— encourage your students to think of one person they want to forgive and set a reminder in their phone everyday this week to pray for them.
Next at YX
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
Seniors: Senior Sessions has a one week special on Entrepreneurship this Tuesday.
Join us! Room 105 Tuesdays at 4-5.