God's forgiveness is one of the main principles of our faith. In Jesus we are forgiven of our sins, our trespasses, our transgressions and our iniquities. Forgiveness is an amazing gift and it is a gift that is meant to be shared.
The Bible teaches that in the same way God has forgiven us we are to forgive others. The Bible also teaches that if we fail to forgive others, we will lose the reality of God's forgiveness in our own lives (MT 18:21-35; 6:15).
Forgiving those who hurt or wrong us is unpleasant to our natural man. So we must rely upon the Holy Spirit to help us. We must make a firm decision (in spite of contrary feelings) to forgive and release any who have wronged us in any way. If Jesus is you Savior, you have been forgiven much. Now extend toward others what you have received from Him and joy, peace and freedom will be yours!
04/24/16 Pastor Fred Rivers: Deciding to Forgive