The Basis for Forgiveness Forgiveness Notes #3

by adustyframe ~ July 30th, 2007

God’s forgiveness of men and women.

At the beginning of Christ’s ministry John the Baptist announced the purpose of it when he pointed to Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29.

The Lord Himself made it clear that His death was the basis for forgiveness. Mt 20:28  Mt 26:29 (Basic Theology Ryrie)

 Ramifications of Forgiveness

Forgiven people should forgive others

Forgiven people should forgive others. This is a recurring them in the Lord’s teaching. Mt 6:14 & 15, 18:21-35, Luke 17:3 & 4.

Question: So do you like this ramification? 

*Do I like my animosity toward them?

Questions on Forgiveness

*Where did forgiveness originate and what is learned from its initiation?

*What are some of the Bible’s most basic teachings on forgiveness?

*What is required for an authentic apology?

*How does the choice of personal forgiveness effect one’s thinking and attitude?

* What does the practice of personal forgiveness mean one does and does not do?

*What do I do when forgiveness is not offered? Is not granted? Is not requested?

*Does personal forgiveness have any practical value?

Course Verse Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

This verse teaches:

*There is an attitude that leads to forgiveness.

*God is the model for forgiveness.

*Forgiveness is based on the work of Christ. (Example–salvation)

* Forgiveness is a choice that leads to proper acts.

*Forgiveness is both vertical and horizontal in scope. (Deals with God and others)

*Forgiveness is a command not a choice.

Assignment: Apply this verse to your life this week. Share with someone what you experience about a life of forgiveness.


Ok! Hang in here still! This is mostly introductory. There will be answers, illustrations, and Biblical wisdom. I just can’t type for hours on end! I will keep adding to it.





1 Thought Shared to The Basis for Forgiveness Forgiveness Notes #3

  1. Deborah Li

    Thanks for typing these up!! 🙂

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