Cedar Hills Community Church

The Lord's Prayer: Forgive Us

February 12, 2023 Pastor Kent Landhuis
Cedar Hills Community Church
The Lord's Prayer: Forgive Us
Show Notes

The Lord’s Prayer: Forgive Us
Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - The more I know how much I’ve been forgiven, the more forgiving I become.
TEXT - Matthew 6:5-15, Matthew 18:21-35


Four Truths about Forgiveness.

1. Forgiveness is simple. 

  • Sin needs to be forgiven. 
  • God forgives our sin.
  • We forgive others.
  • We believe in forgiveness.
  • Matthew 6:12

2. Forgiveness is complicated.
a. True or False?

  • Where deep wounds between people are concerned, forgiveness can be unpacked in a moment.
  • Most people agree about what forgiveness is and how it should take place.
  • Good people resolve all their disagreements. 
  • There are times when it is wrong to forgive.

b. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. James 2:10

3. Forgiveness is unconditional.

  • Matthew 18:21-45
  • God demonstrated his love for us in this - While we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
  • God loves sinners unconditionally because there is no good thing in us that moves God to love us or forgive us.

4. Forgiveness is conditional.  

  • Matthew 6:14-15
  • If we confess our sins God is faithful and just and to forgive us our sins. 1 John 1:9
  • Matthew 18:21-45


  • * Ask God to forgive you.
  • * Forgive others.

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