Roto Rooter Pt.2


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Roto-Rooter part 2
June 19, 2022 Elwyn Johnston
Matthew 18:21 – 35
Verse of the Week: “it is his glory to overlook an offense” Proverbs 19:11
1. Forgiveness does not make what someone did okay. It makes me okay.
“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Never take your own revenge….But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink….Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:18 - 21
  • Forgiveness moves the focus from the hurt, to the Healer.
2. Forgiveness is giving what God has given you
“Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?” Matthew 18:33
  • From God we want mercy. Toward others we want justice.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
  • Instantly
  • Completely
“God made you alive together with Christ, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt” Colossians 2:13 & 14
  • Freely
“was unwilling” Matthew 18:30

3. Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself.
“forgive” - to release
  • You can pick up an offense or you can put off an offense
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross” Galatians 5:24
“I have been crucified with Christ” Galatians 2:20
“it is his glory to overlook an offense” Proverbs 19:11
“making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” Ephesians 4:2
Manasseh – to forget
Ephraim – fruitful