Forgiveness - Student
Big Idea — One of the hardest things Christians must do is learn to forgive. It is completely contrary to our humanity, yet Jesus tells us if we want to be forgiven, we must be able to forgive. In this series we’ll study how to let go of hurts and hang-ups as we discuss four “gives” of forgiveness.1
• Week 1 —Give Yourself a Second Chance
Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself. We expect perfection out of ourselves, and when we miss the mark, we often punish ourselves. This lesson illustrates how to let go of our shortcomings and embrace Jesus’ forgiveness.
• Week 2 — Give Grace
In this lesson we’ll examine how to forgive others by extending Jesus’ grace to them, even when we feel they don’t deserve it.
• Week 3 —Give Others a Clean Slate
The pain we experience when another person wrongs us may never fully leave our memory, but we see from Jesus’ example on the cross that we have an obligation to let go of our right to get even. In this lesson we’ll explore how to release others from their responsibility to make things right toward us.
• Week 4 — Give Jesus Our Trust
While in a literal sense Jesus has never done anything wrong and therefore requires no forgiveness, we have all experienced times He didn’t move when or how we wanted. In this lesson we’ll discuss letting go of any offenses we may hold toward God and trusting Him to be sovereign in our lives.