Summary: Forgive because you have been forgiven and maybe of worse things than the other person did to you!
Accuser of the Brethren
To live above with Saints we love, o that will be glory,
But to live below with Saints we know, now that's another story!
Have you ever failed and asked forgiveness, but did not get it?
Proposition: You must forgive the sins of the Brethren.
I. Because of your past!
A. What were you? I Cor 6:9-11 - Read this
B. No good person is born again! - Rom 3:23
II. Because of Salvation!
A. A new creation. - II Cor 5:17
B. No condemnation. - Romans 8:1
III. Because of Satan!
A. His personality - Rev 12:10, Job, Obadiah 10,11
B. His tactics - II Cor 2:5-11 - Read this
IV. Because of Christ's Command!
A. He forgave you. - Eph 4:32
B. Unlimited Grace - Matt 18:21-35, 7X70, Parable of Debt
V. Because of God's viewpoint!
A. Thoughts condemn - Matt 15:19,20 (heart bad)
B. Attitudes and actions - Matt 5:21-28
Anger=murder, Adultery, Unsolved grievances
VI. Because of their fruit!
A. Usually more zealous - Luke 7:40-50 Love ++
B. Usually more tender/humble - I Cor 15:9
Paul - Least of the apostles?!?!
VII. Because of Christ's cleansing!
A. Complete - I John 1:9
B. Best possible - I Peter 1:18-19
Isa 1:18 - white though scarlet
Acts 10:15 - Peter's vision of unclean
VIII. Because of Christ's example!
A. He loved the worst. - Rom 5:8
"I lay down my life, no one takes it."
B. He forgave the worst. - Luke 23:34
"They knew not" I Tim 1:13-1 Paul is Chief, but he was ignorant
Scripture Reading: II Samuel 12:13; Unpardonable sins pardoned