Receiving Forgiveness 

Psalm 103:8-14

We are to forgive others like Christ forgives us 
Peter and Paul 
Matthew 26 
Jesus is hours away from execution 
Peter failed him 

Paul failed Jesus and others as well
Paul even persecuted Christians 

How do you deal with hurts and slants against you 

Take God at his word and accept his forgiveness 

1 John 2:12 your sins have been forgiven 

Ephesians 4:32 forgive each other just as God has forgiven you

Not based on how you feel but based on truth 

Christ has given us new life and sometimes we are walking around in old clothes 

The Bible is God’s love letter to us 

Receiving forgiveness The Problems 
Performance based mentality 
Disappointment in ourselves 
Living under guilt 
Expecting repeated failure
Reminders from others

Self punishment
Lack of confidence 
A sense of unworthiness
Compulsive behavior
False humility
Self deprivation 

Receiving Forgiveness The Path

Recognize the problem 

Repent of sin 

Reaffirm your trust in God’s word

Release the chains 

If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation 


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