Forgiveness of God

This is the contents of the "Forgiveness of God" section of the "Developing Great Relationships" series.

The Forgiveness of God

The Forgiveness of God

This is the basis for all forgiveness. If we do not believe that God has forgiven us then we will not be able to forgive others.

I’m going to ask you to close your eyes for about ten seconds and think of some sin in your life that you might feel particularly guilty about.

Maybe something that you’re not sure that God has forgiven you for or that God might be holding against you.

Or just think about some sin that has particularly plagued your life.

It could be pornography, anger, jealously, bitterness, gossip.

It could being critical of others, foul language, stealing, revenge, gluttony.

Or it could be any number of a host of other sins.

So lets do that right now.

Two aspects or effects of sin:

  1. The eternal penalty of sin

  2. The daily oppression of sin

They differ in this way.

1) The eternal penalty of sin means that even if we have sinned only once then we are forever separated from a perfectly holy God and are doomed to eternal ruin.

Isaiah 59:2, “For your sins have made a separation between you and your God.”

Realize that sin does not merely make you less acceptable to God; sin separates you from God.

Does it take a lifetime of sin to create this separation?

James 2:10 says, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”

It only takes one sin.

But you may think that by trying really hard you can bridge that gap and be on God’s side again.

Think of it this way.

Gather as many people as you can, maybe some are great athletes and bring them to the beach at Ocean Grove.

Then ask all of them to swim out into the ocean as far as they can.

Some may make it a few miles; some may even be able to swim over a hundred miles.
Some, like myself, would be able to make as much as a hundred feet.

But no one would be able to reach the goal, which would be to swim to England, because England is 3,000 miles away.

Even the mightiest swimmer would eventually tire, stop, and drown.

That is how it is for us to think that we can reach God through our efforts.

Sin places an ocean between God and us.

Man’s false religions tell us to swim.

False religions tell us that if we pray enough, attend church enough, be good enough, read our Bible enough that we will be able to swim that ocean.

The truth is that because of sin, the magnitude of our separation means that we are in need of nothing less than total salvation, which is accomplished by the one-time act of repenting and asking God to forgive us of all of our sins.

This is what is called being “born-again.”

The mercy and love of God cannot overcome this penalty because it requires justice and it requires payment.

2) The daily oppression of sin means that as we go through our day we will sin in our thoughts or our words or our actions.

This sin also has a penalty in that it will snatch away God’s blessings from us and will drag us down and sicken us spiritually, mentally, and physically.

But the mercy of God, in this case, can spare us from this penalty because it is not so much a judicial penalty but, rather, is a cause-and-effect result.

One of the moral laws of the universe is that if you sow evil; you will reap bad things.

Is there anyone here who has never experienced the devastation that sin can bring?

So we have the eternal penalty of sin and the daily oppression of sin.

And as we go through tonight’s study we will mostly be examining the second effect of sin.

How it affects us as Christians and what God has done for us.

I don’t think that we need to spend a lot of time defining sin or proving that we all have sinned.

Perhaps, though, we can take a moment to try and understand the enormity of sin.

And we are going to examine that from one perspective.

There are two of aspects of sin that determine its penalty.

The first is the evil of the sin itself, i.e., the worse the sin the greater the punishment.

For example, murder carries a greater penalty than envy.

But there is a second aspect of sin that determines its penalty.

Do you know what that is?

It is the value of the object against which that sin is committed.

If you destroy an ordinary rock, there won’t be any punishment because an ordinary rock has negligible value.

If you kill a dog, you will probably have to pay a decent sized fine because a dog has more intrinsic value than a rock.

If, however, you kill a human being, you will probably have to spend some years in jail.

What is the difference?

All were acts of destruction.

So why did the punishment increase?

It was because the value of the objects increased.

And yet, for each of these acts, in the world’s judgment, we can ultimately pay our debt for each of these and then be free.

In other words, we can pay our debt to society.

By what happens when we sin against an object of infinite value?

The penalty that we must pay also becomes infinite.

So it is when we sin against God.

And yet when you think about it, any sin that we commit ultimately becomes a sin against God and since God is of infinite value our punishment for any sin, therefore, becomes infinite.

So whether we curse God or kill a man both are ultimately against God and so both place on us an infinite and, therefore, unpayable debt to God.

This is why it says in the verse that was mentioned earlier, James 2:10, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”

So even if we only commit one small sin such as we lie once or we have a bad thought it is as though we have committed every sin because either way our debt is infinite.

It is unpayable.

We’re stuck.

What is the only thing that we have to offer that is infinite?

It certainly isn’t our goodness or our money.

The answer is our time.

So if someone dies who is unsaved they must spend an infinite time in Hell as the sacrifice for their sins.

However, because God is of infinite value, He can pay for our sins in one shot by offering up what? —Himself as the sacrifice.

Only He can pay off an infinite debt because only He is of infinite value.

2 Corinthians 5:21, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

And because He paid the debt all that we have to do to receive this pardon is to ask.

We can’t help God out at all.

If you have a set of numbers that goes on for infinity and you work really hard and manage to remove one number from that set, have you reduced infinity?

And so it is if we try to do anything to try to pay for our sins.

Forgiveness must be a work of God alone.

The word “forgiveness” has several meanings.

In the Hebrew it means to “lift off a burden.”

The Greek has at least two meanings.

  1. To cancel out a debt.

  2. To remove; to send away. This is the symbolism that is expressed in Ps 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

When God looks at you now as a forgiven Christian, what does He see?

  • Does He see a raggedy sinner?

  • Does He see someone who is unworthy to come near to Him?

  • Does He see someone whom He regrets saving because you are such a failure?

Gal 3:27, “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

When God looks at you, He sees the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

When you write a letter, you put it into an envelope, moisten the glue, and seal the envelope.

At that point you can no longer see the contents of that letter; it is completely enclosed by the envelope.

Now write down in a letter all of your sins.

Fold that letter, put it into an envelope, moist the glue, and seal it.

No one can read that list of sins anymore.

In the same way, we, with our sins, are enclosed in Jesus Christ, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and God the Father, the righteous judge, can no longer see that list of sins.

When we are baptized into Christ we are completely immersed, we are completely placed in Him and our sins are no longer visible to the Father.

Forgiveness doesn’t merely dust us off; forgiveness cleanses us and covers us.

So now we are going to look at a story that demonstrates the right attitudes that we need to have when we approach God after sinning.

Luke 15:18-24

18 I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’ 20 So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

Of course, the repentant prodigal son who is coming back to God after having sinned represents us. And the father, in this story, represents God the Father.

So think about this as it might apply to you.

There are three very important points about this story regarding forgiveness:

1) The son does not offer any excuses.

He doesn’t say that he went out to try and make an honest living but he was tricked into losing his money.

He doesn’t blame others.

He doesn’t blame his upbringing.

He doesn’t even blame his father for foolishly giving all of that money to an immature and impetuous son.

He acknowledges his sin and stands before his father striped of all defenses and excuses.

If we come before God blaming others for our sin then we are really not asking God to forgive us but are asking God to forgive them.

Because, after all, it was their fault.

What we have to realize, though, is that no one makes us sin.

They may push us towards sinning.

They may make it easier for us to sin.

But ultimately the choice to sin is always our own.

And so when we sin, we need to come to God without excuses.

2) It wasn’t the words that were said in order to receive the forgiveness; it was the heart.

In fact, you can notice in verse 20 that even before the son can say anything, he is embraced and loved and forgiven by the father.

Too often we get caught up in what we have to say.

I have heard on many tapes on forgiveness that you shouldn’t say, “I’m sorry” because that implies that you are sorry that you got caught rather then that you sinned.

Or that you shouldn’t say, “I apologize.”

This is all nonsense.

God forgives you when your heart is repentant.

The words must flow from a repentant heart and it doesn’t matter how clumsy they are or how poorly they might fit some pseudo-Christian semantics.

God forgives you even before the words are out of your mouth.

But it is good to say those words for your own sake and to crystallize where your heart is really at.

Of course, the other side of this is that perfect words with an impure heart and truly unrepentant heart are meaningless.

3) The son does not offer to make amends; he doesn’t try to do penance or to win his way back into his father’s arms.

He doesn’t say, “Let me work in your fields for one year and I’ll make it up to you.”

He only asks that the most minimal of relationships be restored.

He is basically saying, “Because of what I have done, I don’t expect to be restored to a full father and son relationship and all of the benefits that come from that.

I know that I am too big of a louse.

Instead, I just want to be near to you; like one of the hired help.

Maybe just to see and talk to you a little every day.

But I don’t expect to receive many blessings from you.

Just give me what little I need to get by on.”

And isn’t that, sometimes, our attitude after we sin.

We can come to God expecting Him to reject us outright so we bargain for a few morsels.

But what was the result?

His father embraced him and loved him.

What was the one word that the prodigal didn’t feel that he was worthy to ever be called—“son”—verse 21.

Yet, in verse 24, what was the very first name that the father calls him? —“Son.”

Son of mine.”

The father didn’t even flinch.

He accepted him back fully, completely, and unconditionally.

The relationship was fully restored as far as the father was concerned.

  • No matter how badly we may sin

  • No matter how disgusting we may feel

  • No matter how little we may think that God loves and cares about us

God will always and forever think of us as His child—as His son or daughter.

It is a lie from Satan that God will reject you because of your sin.

Don’t believe it.

  • Here the son who wasted all of his money—he was financially irresponsible.

He brought shame to his family (we know this because word had spread enough for the family to find out that the prodigal had been with prostitutes).

He fell into lust, pornography, and immorality.

Yet none of that was too much for his father to forgive him.

In fact, what was the first emotion that his father felt for him?

Verse 20. Compassion.

What is compassion?

It is “the deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another in the inclination to give aid or support or to show mercy.”

Matthew 20:29-34

 29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. 30 And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 32 And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 33 They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.” 34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

Jesus had just left Jericho and was on His way to His triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

This was His big moment.

The crowds were excitedly following Him.

If you had to pick the peak of Jesus’ ministry on the earth in terms of success and grandeur this was it.

Everything was moving quickly towards this peak.

He was fulfilling prophecy.

And then right in the middle of it what happened?

Two dirty, blind beggars yell out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

The mood was being ruined.

The crowds told them to “shut up.”

But they cried out even louder.

Jesus’ big scene was being destroyed.

So what emotion did He feel?

Did He feel disgust?


Was He mad?

No, He was “moved with compassion.”

In the Greek, the phrase “moved with compassion” is all one word.

It is the same word that we just looked at regarding the prodigal son.

It is a very interesting word.

It originally was used to denote the “inward parts” of a sacrifice, and specifically the nobler parts such as the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys.

I don’t know what the less noble inward parts would be but, in my case, many might say that it’s my brain.

Anyway, these are the parts that are used in the sacrifice and the word eventually went on to mean the sacrifice itself.

In later writings it came to mean the “seat of feelings” and the “center of human feeling and sensibility.”

I.e., it denoted the whole person in respect of the depth and force of feeling.

So in using this particular word here, it is saying that Jesus was moved to the very deepest part of His being and with all of His feelings and emotions.

Mark 1:40-41.

And a leper came to Him, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You can make me clean." And moved with compassion, He stretched out His hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."

A leper came up to Jesus and knelt at His feet.

Two characteristics of leprosy are that it causes deadening of the nerves so that there is a loss of sensation to touch and to temperature and also that it thickens the skin.

This is why leprosy is such a good picture of how sin is when it becomes prevalent in our lives: we lose our sensitivity to God and it also thickens our conscience to more sin.

Lepers were the ultimate rejects in life.

Oftentimes people would throw stones at them in order to keep them away.

They were horribly disfigured and were kept in colonies away from other people.

Recently in India, where there are still many lepers, a man’s only daughter was getting married.

But since he had leprosy he was not allowed to even enter the church so he had to sit out in the car by himself during the entire ceremony.

Lepers were supposed to keep their distance and yell “unclean, unclean.”

This leper broke the rules.

He not only didn’t keep his distance but he even entered a crowd to get to Jesus.

And he fell on his knees before Jesus.

Notice that because he fell before Jesus he forced Jesus to respond to him; Jesus would either have to address him or go around him.

So what was His response?

  • Did Jesus scold him?

  • Did Jesus push him aside?

  • Was Jesus legalistic?

No. It says that He was “moved with compassion.”

Actually, the tense that this phrase is in is better translated “gripped with compassion.”

What seized and compelled Jesus was not the current agenda or the pressure of the crowd; it was compassion.

Jesus takes the rejects of society and He works with them.

Kings, emperors, politicians all surround themselves with the wealthy, with the powerful, with those who can contribute to them.

Jesus surrounded Himself with those who had nothing to give so that He could give everything to them.

Psalm 51:3-4.

For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done what is evil in Thy sight, So that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak, And blameless when Thou dost judge.

This is the situation right after David was rebuked by Nathan the prophet for committing adultery with Bathsheba and then murdering her husband.

We can see here that David is being ground away by his sin.

Notice how his sin is so great that he can’t get away from it.

Everywhere that he goes it is in his thoughts and before his eyes.

What would be the worldly answer to his situation?

Possibly something like this, “You have to understand that you aren’t responsible for your actions. You were forced into this act. It wasn’t you. You just need to put it behind you and move on with your life.”

Or perhaps on the other side you might hear, “What you did was terrible and inexcusable. The only way to absolve yourself is to do penance. This might take years.”

In the first way you are trying to ignore your sin.

In the second, you are trying to balance it out.

Why don’t either of these work?

What is missing?

If you said repentance that isn’t it.

Repentance alone does not lead to forgiveness.

Look at verses 1-2 and see what David’s godly and proper response was.

Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

Here David appeals to what? –God’s love and the greatness of God’s compassion.

What was missing in those two earlier responses was God.

Repentance without God does not lead to forgiveness.

You can commit some terrible act, promise never to do it again, and, in fact, be forever true to your promise.

But you can still be gnawed by guilt.

When we sin, can we appeal to God’s compassion?


What was the outcome in David’s case?

Verses 14-17.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Thy righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Thy praise. For Thou dost not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; Thou art not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.

David’s focus was on what?

His sin?


The fact that he committed two very terrible sins: adultery and murder?


The thought of how much this sin is going to cost him?


His focus was on God’s righteousness and forgiveness.

From the prodigal son who blew it in almost every way possible, to the beggars who were breaking into Jesus’ big moment, and to the leper who broke God’s laws, to David who committed terrible sins there is one common theme, one common result.

And that is, that God had compassion.

  • He didn’t respond with judgment.

  • He didn’t pull away with disgust.

  • He didn’t wag His finger at them and condemn them.

  • He didn’t abandon that person because they were unworthy or were an outcast or had sinned.

Instead, when they came to Him, He gave them His full attention and He loved them from the deepest part of His being.

And He does no less for you.

You may read the Bible and think, “I never see those kind-of miracles.”

Or you may think, “God doesn’t show me His will using fleeces or Urim and Thummin.”

Or, “I’ve never had an angel visit me and consume a sacrifice with fire from Heaven.”
But even if you don’t see the miracles and divine forms of guidance and supernatural beings there is one Biblical thing in your life that is exactly the same as those that you read about.

And that is that God is equally compassionate towards you now as toward those in the Bible.

It isn’t the case of “That Bible stuff happened then but this is my life; this is real life.”

When you blow it; God is compassionate towards you.

The only difference is that, in your case, no one is writing it down so that people can read about it 4,000 years from now.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

  • You may think, “But you don’t know what I have done.”

  • Or “If you could only get inside of my head you would be so appalled that you would never come near me again.”

  • Or “I can’t see how God could ever forgive me for this sin.”

Look at verses 8 - 9.

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

What is the immediate context of this verse?

It immediately follows God saying that He will abundantly pardon.

We oftentimes use this verse in the context of God’s plans or how everything about God is inscrutable.

But the context of this verse is forgiveness.

It is God using this to rebuke our way of thinking.

  • I am such a sinner that God could never use me.”

For He will abundantly pardon. ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.”

  • But I have some sins that I seem to never escape from. Why would God ever want to be close to me?”

For He will abundantly pardon. ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.”

  • You may come down hard on yourself because of some sin that you’ve done and you think that God will never forgive you.

For He will abundantly pardon. ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.”

God does not forgive you because you are good; God forgives you because He is great.

God does not forgive you because you have straightened up your ways; God forgives you because He is compassionate.

When we sin, no matter what it is.

Whether it’s

  • Greed

  • Or immorality

  • Or selfishness

  • Or hatred

  • Or we’ve broken all of the rules

When we come to God in repentance, and this is very important—we must believe this:

  • God does not view us with disgust.

  • He does not view us with judgment and condemnation.

  • He does not view us with scorn and derision.

  • He does not turn His back and abandon us.

No, instead, He views us with compassion.

He is moved to the very depth of His being to love us, to embrace us, to forgive us and to say as He does in Romans 8:1, “There therefore is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

The world has no answer for guilt.

God gives the only solution and that solution is His forgiveness though the death of Jesus Christ.

There is a story that one day a poor girl ventured into the garden of the Queen’s palace, and approached the gardener, telling him that her mother was lying very ill, and that she longed for a flower, such as she had seen in the Queen’s gardens.

It was winter time, and the flowers were rare at that season.

The child had saved a few pennies and wished to buy a rose for her sick mother.

The gardener said that he had no authority to give away the Queen’s flowers.

And when she offered to pay he said, “The Queen has no flowers for sale,” and told the poor child to go away.

But the Queen herself just happened to be in the greenhouse, and, unobserved either by the gardener or the little girl, had overheard the conversation.

As the child was turning away sorrowful and disappointed, the Queen stepped out and said to her, “The gardener was quite right, my child, he has no authority to give you the flowers you want, nor does the Queen cultivate flowers for sale; but the Queen has flowers to give away.”

And then she took from her basket a handful of rare roses and gave them to the child saying, “Take these to your mother with my love, and tell her that the Queen sent them. I am the Queen.

No man can give you God’s forgiveness.

And God’s forgiveness is not for sale.

You cannot buy it with your poor penance of tears, prayers, or self-loathing.

But God has forgiveness to give and you may take it by faith, but you do not barter for it by anything that you can do.

Hebrews 10:17-18

"AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE." Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.

When you sin, do you try to somehow pay for that sin before God?

Do you ever do a kind of penance to try and alleviate your guilt?

You may think, “Of course not because I know that God has paid for all of my sins and so I can’t do anything to gain His forgiveness.”

But after you’ve sinned did you ever beat yourself up by perhaps:

  • Feeling like God can never use you because you are such a sinner or loser.

  • Reviewing all of the times that you committed this particular sin or any other sins.

  • Feeling that you are too “dirty” to go to church or to serve or to read your Bible.

You do not need to add to what God has already done.

God doesn’t want us to grieve and anguish over repented sin.

Rather, He wants us to rejoice in His forgiveness.

In the first instance, we are focusing on ourselves and beating ourselves.

In the second instance, we are focusing on God and rejoicing in Him.

Which do you think that God prefers?

2 Peter 1:5-8

5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge;

6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness;

7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you lack any of these qualities?

Do you wish that you had more diligence or self-control or perseverance or godliness?

Though there may be several reasons why you may lack these qualities, look at verse 9 for something very interesting.

9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.

Why does God say that you may lack these qualities?

It may be because you’ve forgotten your purification from your former sins.

You lack character because you’ve forgotten that you are forgiven.

Godly character comes from God.

And a right relationship with God starts with knowing that you are forgiven.

When your focus is on your sin and your guilt you are not thinking about how you can become more like God; you are only concerned about the cost of your sin.

Forgiveness frees you to become more like your Savior.

I encourage you sometime in the next couple of days to do this.

Go out someplace by yourself, maybe go for a walk somewhere, and say something like this, “God, I know that I’ve committed this sin of ‘whatever’, but thank You that You’ve forgiven me.”

And keep saying that until you believe it.

It’s not a mantra that you’re repeating until you fall into some kind of trance, but it is a truth that you keep saying until you believe it.

And you will know when you believe it because you will be moved to God.

And then you will know the forgiveness of God.

A few years ago there was a cartoon in the New Yorker that showed an exasperated father saying to his prodigal son, “This is the fourth time we’ve killed the fatted calf.”

God does that over and over in our lifetime.

You are forgiven because Jesus Christ died and paid for your sins on the cross.

You are forgiven because God is compassionate.

You are forgiven because God is great.

You are forgiven because you ask a God who is generous.


Discussion Questions:

  1. What is your own definition of forgiveness?

  2. Why is it important to understand God’s forgiveness?

  3. God says in Hebrews 10:17, “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” What does this expression mean?

  4. Why did Jesus Christ have to die so that we might be forgiven?

  5. Read 1 John 1:9

  1. What does it mean to “confess our sins”?

  2. Why is God’s faithfulness so important?

  3. What does it mean to cleanse us from all unrighteousness?

  4. Do we have to diligently root out every sin that we commit no matter how small and confess it?

  1. What is the difference between failure to confess a sin and refusal to confess a sin? How does God threat you in each situation?

  2. What are some ways that we can try and do penance for our sins?

  3. Why is the fact that God is so compassionate important for us when we sin?

  4. Why do we still feel guilty even after we have confessed our sin?

  5. When it comes to forgiveness, God says that His ways and thoughts are above our ways and thoughts. Why is this important to understand?

  6. Why is it dangerous to think that we can help out God with our forgiveness?

  7. What is one point of tonight’s study that stood out to you? Did tonight’s study change any aspect of your thinking regarding God, His forgiveness or how He views you when you sin?

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