Sermon: Paradox - Get Set Free By Letting Go

Paradox: The Foolish Words of Jesus
”Get Set Free By Letting Go”

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Paradox: The Foolish Wisdom of Jesus
Sermon Five “Be Free by Letting Go”


CONNECT:
To what degree do you see our society living like “Lamech” (“if anyone inflicted pain on me, I must make them pay!”?)
How do you distinguish between forgiving, forgetting, and excusing?
What are the effects on you when you hang onto resentment and withhold forgiveness?


ENGAGE:
Read Matthew 6:12. Matthew 6:14,15
What is good about what Jesus commands?
What is hard about what Jesus commands?

Read Colossians 3:13. Ephesians 4:32
What good could be brought if we lived this way? (good into the world/ good into your world)

Read Proverbs 28:13
What wisdom does this give us for living in freedom?

APPLY:
Spend time reflecting on how God has forgiven you. Ask God to let this impact your ability to forgive others.

What could be next for you?
• Time to receive God’s forgiveness?
• Time to forgive yourself?
• Time to forgive another?


GOING DEEPER:
For further insights into understanding and experiencing forgiveness, read “PeaceMaker” by Ken Sande.

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