Sermon Discussion Questions - Forgive Us (Matthew 6:12)

Sep 30, 2018


Welcome to turning point church of galveston's discussion questions for the sermon on forgiveness based on Matthew 6:12. In this sermon, we explore the significance of the passage and its application to our lives as believers in Christ.

Understanding Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a fundamental principle taught by Jesus Christ during His ministry on earth. The verse Matthew 6:12 states, "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." This powerful statement highlights the importance of both receiving and giving forgiveness.

Questions for Reflection

  1. How does understanding God's forgiveness towards us impact our ability to forgive others?
  2. Think of a time when you struggled to forgive someone. What steps did you take to work towards forgiveness?
  3. Why is it crucial for us to forgive others, even when they may not deserve it?
  4. How can forgiveness bring healing and restoration to broken relationships?
  5. What role does forgiveness play in our personal journey of faith?

Practical Application

Forgiving someone can be challenging, especially when the hurt runs deep. However, as followers of Christ, we are called to extend forgiveness just as our Heavenly Father extends it to us. Here are some practical steps to help you navigate the path of forgiveness:

1. Reflect on God's Forgiveness

Take time to reflect on the incredible forgiveness God has shown you through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Recognize that just as God forgives us, He empowers us to forgive others.

2. Seek God's Guidance

Pray and seek guidance from God as you navigate the process of forgiveness. Ask for His strength to let go of resentment and bitterness and to embrace a heart of forgiveness.

3. Embrace Empathy

Try to understand the other person's perspective and empathize with their struggles. This empathy can help soften your heart and enable you to extend forgiveness with compassion.

4. Make a Conscious Choice

Forgiveness is a decision, not just a feeling. Choose to forgive, even if the emotions are not immediately aligned with your choice. Over time, as you practice forgiveness, healing will take place.

5. Replace Resentment with Love

Allow the love of Christ to flow through you and replace feelings of resentment and anger with genuine love and care for the person who hurt you. This transformation can bring freedom and restoration.


Forgiveness is a powerful act that has the potential to transform hearts and relationships. As we embrace the forgiveness we have received from God, we are empowered to extend it to others, experiencing healing and freedom along the way. May these questions and reflections help guide you towards a deeper understanding of forgiveness and its role in your faith journey.

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