Week 5 | Forgiven and Forgiving

Aaron Gray | August 30, 2015

Discussion Questions

  1. How does the Lord’s prayer define sin? Why is this metaphor important?
  2. Why is it important that Christians still practice repentance even after becoming a Christian?
  3. Read Matthew 18:21-35. Why can unforgiving Christians rightly be called hypocrites?
  4. What can we do to move toward forgiveness when the sin is very serious? How can we help one another grow in forgiveness?

Prayer Points

  1. Pray personal prayers of repentance for areas of sin, passivity, or hard-heartedness toward God.
  2. Pray prayers of forgiveness for those who may have hurt you, or for those you have been holding unforgiveness toward.
  3. Pray that many non-Christians would come to know the joy of repenting of their sins and receiving God’s grace

Heidelberg Catechism

Q126. Which is the fifth petition?

A. “And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”; that is, be pleased for the sake of Christ’s blood, not to impute to us poor sinners, our transgressions, nor that depravity, which always cleaves to us; even as we feel this evidence of thy grace in us, that it is our firm resolution from the heart to forgive our neighbour.

For Further Reading and Study