John21:15 "When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,"Simon, son of John, do you truly love me more than hese? "Yes, Lord," he said. "You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." "Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and expecting the other person to die." Jesus showed how to forgive when he restored his relationship with Peter. He:

  • Forgave Peter
  1. Let go of hurt Luke 22:59:62
  2. Reached out Luke 6:27-28, Mark 16:7
  • Reinstated Peter
  1. Spoke the truth in love Ephesians 4:14-15, John 21:16-17
  2. Didn't condemn John 3:17
  • Commissioned Peter
  1. Restored trust Matthew 16:18
  2. Gave responsibility Matthew 28:19

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." - Lewis Smedes

Matthew 6:12 "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors"