Summary: To show what are the consequences of not forgiving someone.
Do you have an unforgiving spirit?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show what are the consequences of not forgiving someone.
Mark 11:26 (Amplified Bible)
11:26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.
You are either divorced or a divorced person.
Study of Mark 11
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main Theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity.
F. Key word: Immediately
G. Key verse: Mark 10:45
Mark 10:45 (Amplified Bible)
10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for (instead of) many.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. But if you do not forgive
"But if you do not forgive,"
Colossians 3:13 (The Message)
3:13 Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.
Hebrews 8:12 (The Message)
8:12 They'll get to know me by being kindly forgiven, with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.
1) to send away
1a) to bid going away or depart
1a1) of a husband divorcing his wife
1b) to send forth, yield up, to expire
1c) to let go, let alone, let be
1c1) to disregard
1c2) to leave, not to discuss now, (a topic)
1c2a) of teachers, writers and speakers
1c3) to omit, neglect
1d) to let go, give up a debt, forgive, to remit
1e) to give up, keep no longer
2) to permit, allow, not to hinder, to give up a thing to a person
3) to leave, go way from one
3a) in order to go to another place
3b) to depart from any one
3c) to depart from one and leave him to himself so that all mutual claims are abandoned
3d) to desert wrongfully
3e) to go away leaving something behind
3f) to leave one by not taking him as a companion
3g) to leave on dying, leave behind one
3h) to leave so that what is left may remain, leave remaining
3i) abandon, leave destitute
Forgiveness to CHRISTians are forgive and forget. It's compared to a married couple who forgets and abandons completely the other partner when they are divorced. You go away leaving something behind, you abandon it leaving it destitute (friendless, comfortless, needy)
B. Neither Your FATHER in Heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings
"neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings."
It's just your consequences of unforgiving spirit.
2 Timothy 3:2-3 (New International Version)
3:2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3:3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
This is just the spirit of the world today.
Selfie - People will be lovers of themselves,
Unforgiving - is like you're a trucebreaker, (one who violates a truce, covenant or engagement). Forgiveness and unforgiveness are both compared to a divorce. If you forgive, you are divorced from any offenses done to you by the person, but if you don't forgive you are a divorced person. So forgiving or unforgiving someone only affects yourself. You are divorced or a divorced person.
I would rather choose to be divorced from any offenses and future offenses of any person against me forever.
Matthew 18:21-22 (The Message)
18:21 At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, "Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?"
18:22 Jesus replied, "Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.
This is the punishment of Lamech upon himself.
Genesis 4:24 (Amplified Bible)
4:24 If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech [will be avenged] seventy-sevenfold.
You are either divorced from any future offenses or a divorced person.
Hebrews 12:15 (The Message)
12:15 Make sure no one gets left out of God's generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.
James 3:14 (The Message)
3:14 Mean-spirited ambition isn't wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn't wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn't wisdom.
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