1. Forgiveness is showing a person mercy:
They deserve punishment
They deserve hatred
They deserve rejection
They might deserve criticsm and distain
But we have to ask is there a higher way?
Forgiveness and mercy is that higher way that releaves your heart and keeps your heart from getting all jammed up with heart stopping plaque.
Forgiveness is releasing a debtor from payment on a debt.
2. Mercy is required of God because of our own imperfection:
3. In forgiveness there are two issues to deal with; the debtor and the debt
Tomorrow we deal with these issues more