1.1.Forgiving others and releasing hurt
and hatred for them is central to salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1.1.1.Matt 6:14-15 For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then
your Father will not forgive your transgressions
1.2.Christ has forgiven us for so much,
daily. We must also forgive others daily.
1.2.1.Matt 18:21-22 Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall
my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus
said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy
1.3.Matt 18 Parable of the Unforgiving
Servant. Unforgiveness ends up in torment. Not torment for them, torment for
1.4.Establishing Safe Christian
1.4.1.Forgiveness does not mean allowing people to continue hurting you. Just as
we repent from our sins to continue growing in our relationship with Jesus,
others must repent of their wrongs against us to continue in a godly
interaction with us.
18.104.22.168.Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your
freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
1.4.2.Others must respect our boundaries and operate in Christian love toward us.
Our goal is not to turn people away from Christ, but to ensure they do not
cause emotional or physical damage to us.
22.214.171.124.What Christian friendships look like: 1Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is
kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act
unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into
account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with
the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures
1.4.3.If others are not loving toward us we can establish boundaries for
ourselves not to fellowship with them.
126.96.36.199.Proverbs 22:24 Do not associate with a man given to anger, Or go with a
hot-tempered man, 25 Or you will learn his ways, And find a snare for yourself.
188.8.131.52.Titus 3:10 Reject a divisive person after one or two warnings. 11You know
that such a person is twisted by sin and is conscious of it himself.
1.5.1.What safe Christian boundaries do you need to put around yourself?
184.108.40.206.What relationships do you need to step away from?
220.127.116.11.How can you cut them off or cut them back in a positive manner?
18.104.22.168.How can you prevent future negative relationships from forming?
1.5.2.Who do you need to forgive? Allow the Holy Spirit to show you who you need
22.214.171.124.Negative or hateful words spoken over you
126.96.36.199.Family members or past relationships who have hurt you.
188.8.131.52.How long have you carried that? What effects has it had on your life?
184.108.40.206.Do you want the pain of that burden to be gone?
220.127.116.11.The tongue turns the ship, say it in Jesus name until you believe it. James
3:4-5 4 It is the same with ships: even though they are so large and driven by
fierce winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot’s
inclination wishes. 5 In the same way the tongue is a small member and yet has
1.5.3.Focus on releasing it: say “I release _________ in Jesus name.” Say it with
force until its gone.
1.5.4.In the future when it comes to your mind, say it again, “I release
_________ in Jesus name.”
1.5.5.In life as you feel yourself becoming angry with people, immediately say “I
release _________ in Jesus name.”