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Forgiveness and a Clear Conscience
Transcript of Forgiveness and a Clear Conscience
Who has hurt you?
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no
"root of bitterness"
springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled
= harbored hurt
is anything causing pain or distress.
It implies any sorrow, suffering, or heartache imposed by illness, loss, misfortune, etc.
At times, hurt, affliction, suffering, adversity, catastrophic disaster, and utter loss are necessary to produce the meekness, compassion, and selflessness necessary for eternal rewards.
Hurt - Affliction
Dealing with Hurt
We forgive because God forgave
Who have you
1 Samuel 12:1-5
A clear conscience is the ability to say...
“There is no one alive that I have ever wronged, offended, or hurt in any way that I have not gone back to and made it right with God and man.”
Luke 1:6 Together they lived honorably before God, careful in keeping to the ways of the commandments and enjoying a
1Peter 3:16 …keep your
This way you will make people ashamed for saying bad things about your good conduct as a follower of Christ.
Act 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all
before God until this day.
Acts 24:16 Because of this, I always try to maintain a
before God and all people.
Heb 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a
, in all things willing to live honestly.
1Tim 1:5 You must teach people to have genuine love, as well as a
and true faith.
Anxiety, frustration, and guilt.
Inability to concentrate.
Judgmental & Defensive.
Depression and fatigue.
A failure to
Clear Your Conscience
often results in...
The scope of the confession should be as large, but only as large as the transgression.
Private sins confessed privately
Personal sins confessed personally
Public sins confessed publically
2 Cor. 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our
so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any
with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's
through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.