Forgiving the Unforgivable (41 of 47) by Larry Osborne

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Forgiving the Unforgivable (41 of 47)
Series: The Genesis Project
Dr. Larry Osborne
Genesis 45:1-18

Forgiving The Unforgivable
Genesis 45:1-18

A Short Primer On Biblical Forgiveness

(A) What It Is And What It Isn't
Proverbs 19:11 and Ecclesiastes 7:21-22/ Jeremiah 31:34 and Genesis 8:1/ 2 Samuel 12:13-14/ Proverbs 14:15

- Biblical forgiveness is not . . .

• Merely excusing the excusable
• Spiritual amnesia
• Immediate removal of all the consequences
• Immediate restoration of trust
• Letting someone hurt you over and over again

- Biblical forgiveness is . . .
Romans 12:17-21/ Matthew 5:43-46

• Refusing to seek revenge or be consumed by a past injustice
• A decision that becomes a feeling

(B) Why It's So Important
Mark 11:25/ Matthew 6:12-15/ Matthew 18:21-35

- Forgiveness is not an option, it's a requirement

- It impacts how God treats our sins

- Failing to forgive hurts us worse than the one we won't forgive

(C) How To Forgive The Unforgivable
Colossians 3:13/ Matthew 6:12/ 1 Peter 2:20-23, Romans 12:19 and 1 Timothy 1:20

(1) Start with a long look in the mirror
(2) Make sure you understand biblical forgiveness
(3) Turn the sit ...

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