Sunday, October 11, 2015

FORGIVING PT. 2

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This is a reminder that Jesus has always had the power to forgive human beings for sins.  He has always know the hearts of people.  Often you hear others say of these verse, "I wonder what his sin was?"  

When I was a young believer I use to think the same thing.  Now that I have been a Christian for many years I realize that the man was a sinner from the moment he was born.  Jesus knew his heart.  Jesus was healing this man in more ways than one.  He healed the outside and inside and had the power to do so.

A person that condemns another does not know the reality of their own sins.  Yes, I mean sinS.  Until we realize our own sinS we have no compassion when another sins. We are quick to judge and condemn. We believe, we would not do what they did.  But we definitely sin in other areas, but do not call it sin. 

The Bible is very good at defining sin.  All we have to do is read it.  Someplace you will find your sins defined.  It is much easier to wonder and judge what someone else has done than ourselves.

Jesus is making a point that He has the power to forgive you.  If you are a believer and you humble yourself before Him, He will show you and forgive.  If you do not, He must humble you so you see those sinS.

Mat 9:1  And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 
Mat 9:2  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 
Mat 9:3  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 
Mat 9:4  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 
Mat 9:5  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 
Mat 9:6  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 
Mat 9:7  And he arose, and departed to his house. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

FORGIVING

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Have not posted on here in some time.  I decided I would do short topic series using scriptures.  The series we will begin with the Topic of Forgiveness.  

What did Jesus have to say about it in the New Testament? 
So lets start from the beginning with Peter's Question to Jesus.

Mat 18:21  Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Mat 18:22  
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 
Mat 18:23  
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 
Mat 18:24  
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. 
Mat 18:25  
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 
Mat 18:26  
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 
Mat 18:27  
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 
Mat 18:28  
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 
Mat 18:29  
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 
Mat 18:30 
 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 
Mat 18:31  
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 
Mat 18:32  
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 
Mat 18:33  
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 
Mat 18:34  
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 
Mat 18:35  
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.