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The Forgiveness of Christ (3 of 3)
Series: Be Transformed
Do you understand your new identity in Christ?
Becoming who you are in God’s eyes.
Putting on the character of Christ. - You are something new
So we have the promise of God’s character. Wisdom, Peace, Humility, Forgiveness. -
The Christian doesn’t behave the same way the world does. The world is no longer our marker.
In fact this is how Christians first were recognized they were so different - they loved one another they took care of one another.
Forgive as Christ forgave you.
How did Christ forgive us.
First he identified with us.
Secondly he willingly paid the price.
That is what happens in forgiveness we identify with the offender and then we pay the price.
We approach one another with this wonderful gentleness when we identify with one another.
1. Know Jesus
2. Trust Jesus
3. Follow Jesus - Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Our Scripture Reading for today comes from Colossians 3
3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, wi ...
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