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Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don't yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude. Be kind to each other, sympathetic, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Jesus.

-Ephesians 4:31

is the key that unlocks me from the trap of offense.

Peter came up to the Jesus and asked, "How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me? Is seven times enough?" Jesus answered: Not just 7 times, but 70 times 7!

-Matthew 18:21-22

Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. That is how my Father in heaven will treat you, if you don't forgive each of my followers with all your heart.

-Matthew 18:34-35

Misconceptions of Forgiveness:

1. Forgiveness is not what you did to me was .

2. Forgiveness is not a .

3. Forgiveness is not .

4. Forgiveness is not the same as .

5. Forgiveness is not dependent on the person who .

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. How has unforgiveness impacted you or someone you knows life?

2. How does it make you feel knowing that forgiveness plays such a huge part in how you are doing emotionally, physically and spiritually

3. Read again Jesus story about the ungrateful servant in Matthew 18. What stands out to you most about this story?  How do you see yourself in it?

4. Of the 5 misconceptions of forgiveness that Gilbert discussed, which one do you struggle with the most?

5. What is your next step as a result of this message?