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Moving from Bitterness to Forgiveness

May 7, 2017 Speaker: Arlen Tofslie

Topic: Christian Living Passage: Ephesians 4:30–4:32

I. Introductory Thoughts: _____________________________________________
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II. Message _________________________________________________________
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Step #1: A__________ your B_________ to God, and then make a list of those

P_____(for your eyes only) who have H____ you or W______ you. (Heb 12:15).

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Step #2: C____ your C_________ by confessing to God, AND the person who hurt

you, and admit your W_____ R_______ toward them. (Ie, your anger, hatred, bitterness

or gossip). (Acts 24:16).
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Step #3: Take the N________ T____ to T_____ God for E____ P______ who has

hurt you or wronged you. (1 Thess 5:18 / 2 Sam 22:31 / Rom 8:28 / Isa 46:10-11).
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Step #4: C______________ C______ to F_______. (Eph 4:32 / Heb 10:17).
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Step #5: C_______ your C________ love to the P______ on your list. (2 Cor 2:8 /

Mt 5:44 / Rom 5:8). ___________________________________________________
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III. Conclusion:
#1: I can’t forgive because the person who hurt me doesn’t deserve forgiveness. ________________________________________________________.
#2: I can’t forgive because if I forgive, then they get off scot-free! (2 Cor 5:10),
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#3: I can’t forgive because I just can’t forget the evil that was done to me. (Jer 31:34 /

Heb 8 & 10). _______________________________________________________.
#4: I can’t forgive because my painful feelings are too intense. (Col 3:12-15).
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#5: I can’t forgive because the person never said they were sorry (Lk 23:34 / Acts 7:60).