Forgive one another

8 11 2013

So I’ve missed several sermons in this series now due to Sunday School, Uganda, and visiting the parents, but this week at housegroup we were looking at the bear with one another and forgive one another commands, and something interesting came up…

We are told to “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” – Colossians 3v13.
We often take this to mean that we must forgive anyone who has hurt us, however in 1 John 1v9 it says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

So does this then mean that we only have to forgive those who ask for it? What an interesting question! I don’t know where I stand on this yet and would love your input!