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DEBT FORGIVENESS



Pastor Tim P. Blaisure – 09/04/22 – Morning Message

Intro:

Last week I ministered on “NO NEW DEBT”. Did you have an opportunity to get new debt this last week? Did you get new debt, or did you turn it down?

This week we are going to dig into the topic of “DEBT FORGIVENESS”.

First Debt is: Something that is owed or due. (money, time, labor, sin, thanks, love etc.… )

Second Forgiveness is: the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. To stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. Cancel a Debt.

So, if we put Debt Forgiveness together it means: Something that is owed that is cancelled – wiped out, no longer held against you.


Foundation Scriptures:

Matthew 18:21-35 NLT

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”

22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!(490)

23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him.

24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.

25 He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.

26 “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’

27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

28 “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.

29 “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded.

30 But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

31 “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened.

32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me.

33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’

34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.

35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”



I. DEBTS OWED ARE TO BE PAID:

Romans 13:8

Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.”

Proverbs 6:1-3

“My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger— 2 if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said— 3 follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased.”

A. Financial Debts.

B. Sin Debts.

C. Social Debts

D. Any kind of Debts.


II. DEBTS CAN BE FORGIVEN ONLY BY THE ONE OWED:

Luke 7:41-48

“Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other.

42 But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?”

43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.”

“That’s right,” Jesus said.

44 Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

45 You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet.

46 You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume.

47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”

48 Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.”

A. Financial Debts.

B. Sin Debts.

C. Social Debts

D. Any kind of Debts.


III. DEBT FORGIVENESS IS DEMANDED OF THOSE FORGIVEN OF DEBT OR YOUR DEBT WILL RETURN:

Matthew 6:8-15 NKJV

“Therefore, do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

10 Your kingdom come.

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

A. Financial Debts.

B. Sin Debts.

C. Social Debts

D. Any kind of Debts.


Conclusion:

I. DEBTS OWED ARE TO BE PAID:

II. DEBTS CAN BE FORGIVEN ONLY BY THE ONE OWED:

III. DEBT FORGIVENESS IS DEMANDED OF THOSE FORGIVEN OF DEBT OR YOUR DEBT WILL RETURN:

We are told by the Word of God not to owe anyone anything but love.

In theses last days debt freedom and debt forgiveness is to be a practiced by all true followers of Jesus as a testimony of His soon return.

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