Sermon Notes for This Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012)

The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey #3 • “A Check Book”

Introduction. At the 2005 G8 Summit, the attending nations canceled the $40 billion debt of 18 impoverished African countries. As Dave Harvey says, “Canceling an enormous debt makes an enormous statement.”


The Main Point:  The third supply for the marriage journey is a check book, because “to forgive is to pay a debt.”   


Key Passages Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:12-17, and Heb. 12:15 


So, how can forgiveness become a practical reality in my marriage? 

  1. I need to understand the ________________ of forgiveness  
  2. I need to ________________ forgiveness myself  
  3. I need to recognize that forgiveness is an ________________, not an emotion/feeling 
  4. I need to believe that ________________  is spiritual poison.  
  5. It need to know that forgiveness is not necessarily the same thing as  ________________  
  6. I need to learn the ________________ of forgiveness (4 elements) 
    1. Re ________________
    2. Re-________________
    3. Re ________________
    4. Re ________________
  7. I need to be convinced that forgiveness is ________________