1 2 3 John

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Finding forgiveness-Sermon Notes-4/8/2012

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Easter Sunday April 8, 2012 Believers Statesboro

“Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.” – Romans 6:4 (NLT)

A Very Short Story of Forgiveness

John 8:1-7

1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts; where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"

6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them,

"If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." (NIV)

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (NIV)

1 Cor 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man… (NIV)

John 8:8-11

8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you,"

Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." (NIV)

Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,

Christ died for us. (NIV)


· RECOGNIZE I need God.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (NIV)

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son.” (NIV)

· REPENT Leave your life of sin.

John 8:11 …Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." (NIV)


Mark 15:37-38

37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. (NIV)

· RECEIVE God’s forgiveness through Christ.

John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)

Isaiah 61:3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. (NIV)

Memory Verse

Romans 4:25 He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God. (NLT)

My next step today is to:

□ Memorize Romans 4:25.

□ Send me information about baptism on May 27th.

□ I will attend, as much as possible, the next 3 weeks of the “Forgiveness” series.

□ Today, for the first time, I want to receive God’s forgiveness through Christ.

Circle One: A B C D

Community Group and Family Devotional Questions

  1. Pastor Scott said, “The reason that it is so hard to forgive others, and ourselves, is because we haven’t properly received forgiveness. Do you agree/disagree. Explain.
  1. To recognize God’s forgiveness means that you must admit that you have done things your way and sinned against God. Why do you think that is so hard for some people to admit?
  1. What effect do you think sin has on our relationship with God and why?
  1. According to John 3:16 what is God’s part and our part to obtain salvation?

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