Forgiveness Revolution:Part 4:Forgiving Yourself

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Forgiveness Revolution!

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So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36

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For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. - John 3:17

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He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. Psalm 103:12

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This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10

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"I--yes, I alone--will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. Isaiah 43:25

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All forgiveness begins with the love of God

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It is the basis for … (Romans5-6) A relationship with God The healing of our past True freedom A brand new life Your forgiveness of Yourself

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Remorse “How I wish I hadn’t done that. . .” Guilt: “I deserve to be punished for doing that. . .” Shame: “I am a bad person for doing that. . .” “The voice in your head saying you are shameful is not the voice of God” Phillip Goldberg “There is now NO CONDEMNATION for those in Christ. . .” (Romans 8:1-2 Remorse is transformed into Repentance “I will not do that any more”

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Steps Toward Forgiving Yourself Receive God’s Forgiveness (Agree with God) “If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed.” John 8:35

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Steps Toward Forgiving Yourself Take Responsibility for what you did. (apology, restitution, making amends, seeking to bless) Note: You CANNOT make anyone forgive you.

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Steps Toward Forgiving Yourself Think New Thoughts! / Replace the script (Rom 12:2) “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Replace: blaming, looking for faults, rehearsals of the offense, woulda, shoulda coulda’s With: God’s word, sacramental action, intentional thoughts about the truth

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Steps Toward Forgiving Yourself Partner with God on working (action) on forgiveness Prayer, Meditation/Reflection/Journaling, Fasting, other spiritual disciplines

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Steps Toward Forgiving Yourself Accept Yourself as you are: Flawed AND Valuable

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Steps Toward Forgiving Yourself Move on to better things “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:11)

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“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Summary: January 28, 2018 - Pine Island UMC - Bokeelia, Florida

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