Explore the teaching of Jesus on the topic of sin and forgiveness, and discover how important the act of forgiving others is for receiving God’s forgiveness ourselves.
What was Jesus message about sin and forgiveness?
Remember, if you are going to be forgiven, you had better be willing to forgive. Jesus said, “Unless we forgive others their sin, our Father in heaven will not forgive us our sins.” In the Lord’s prayer he taught, “’. . . forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
How much does Jesus say to forgive?
That’s how many times the Bible tells us we should forgive someone. Matthew 18: 21-22 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
What has God said about forgiveness?
Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Why did Jesus say about forgiveness?
These feelings of anger and hatred can cause harm to the person feeling them, so Jesus taught people to try and let them go. There is no act more difficult than to forgive someone, especially when they may have caused harm or upset. To show forgiveness is an act of love.
What is God’s standard of forgiveness?
God set the standard for forgiveness as the cross, paying the debt for our sins and the sins of every person who’s ever wronged us. So what does God require of us when we sin? It’s not satisfying a list of good deeds, but a complete surrender of our lives to the Lord.