Connect Groups Study Notes

“Strengthening Forgiveness” 
Strengthening Relationships Series
September 23, 2018


Warm up
What makes an acceptable apology for you? Why?

Read 
Ephesians 1:4-5, 7-8; I Corinthians 1:8-9, 
Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 130:4; Colossians 3:13

Message Recap
Main idea: Forgiveness requires more than you think


Forgiveness is not: 1) Forgetting 2) Earned 3) Reconciliation 4) A feeling

What can we know?
1. The motive for forgiveness
2. The order of forgiveness
3. The practice of forgiveness
4. The grace of forgiveness
5. The result of forgiveness

What can we do?
1. Keep relationships your primary goal
2. Choose to forgive freely and quickly
3. Make the first move


Questions for discussion
What do you think makes forgiving difficult at times?
When do you know you have forgiven someone?

Application

  • Read the above scriptures out loud together. Take a moment of silence. Ask the Spirit to show you if there is anyone you need to forgive. Now, what did He say (if anything)? How will you respond?
  • Take another moment of silence. Ask the Spirit to show you if there is anyone who needs to forgive you. Now, what did He say (if anything)? How will you respond?

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