Preparing for Worship: February 18, 2018
Text: Colossians 3:12-13
Title: “Why Forgiven People Must Forgive”
There is only one man who could have ever claimed that he had no need to forgive trespasses because he committed no trespasses. That same man, the Son of God, the Lord of Glory, provided the greatest gift of forgiveness the universe will ever know. The sinless one paid for the forgiveness of those who sinned against Him.
Those of us who have been saved by Christ can’t claim sinlessness like our Lord. Anything we forgive is not worthy to be compared to what we have been forgiven. And if a person has truly been forgiven, deep within their heart they know that their sins are greater than anything they would ever have to forgive—even when they find it difficult to forgive. This Lord’s Day we will see four reasons why forgiven people will be characterized by forgiveness. Four reasons why forgiven people must forgive.
I. FORGIVENESS BELONGS TO THE NEW MAN
II. FORGIVENESS IS REQUIRED OF THE NEW MAN
III. FORGIVENESS IS UNDERSTOOD BY THE NEW MAN
IV. FORGIVENESS DEMONSTRATES THE NEW MAN
Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:
- Come Thou Almighty King
- Psalm 46
- There is a Fountain
- Lord of Lords