January 26, 2020

“Christian Virtues – Forgiveness”

Colossians 3:12-17

I.The  character of forgiveness

II.The  constraint of forgiveness

     1. Forgive because we will experience mistreatment - Luke 17:1; 11:4

     2. Forgive because we also offend others  - Matthew 6:14-15

 

     3. Forgive because Christ commanded His disciples to forgive - Matt 18:21-22, 35

III.The commendation of forgiveness

  1. Forgiveness restores relationships

  2. Forgiveness removes bitterness

“Identification Marks”

Galatians 6:17

  1. Heart marks    Romans 10:10; Matthew 5:8; Ephesians 3:16-17
     

  2. Ear marks    John 10:27; Deuteronomy 15:16-17
     

  3. Tongue marks    James 1:1-10
     

  4. Eye marks    II Corinthians 3:18
     

  5. Face marks  Acts 4:13
     

  6. Hand marks  Matthew 25:40
     

  7. Feet marks  Luke 9:23; John 12:26
     

  8. Head marks  II Corinthians 10:5

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