Session 2--lesson 12
What The Forgiveness of Jesus Does To Us 耶稣的饶恕在我们身上所做的工作
English Conversation 英语对话
John: You look angry Mary.
Mary: Ellen was my friend but lately she has been rude to me and said false things about me to my other friends.
John: That must have been hard for you.
Mary: Yes, and now she called me up and wants to be my friend again. But I just can’t!
John: Why not?
Mary: She hurt me so deeply and her behavior was so unfair. I can’t believe she wants to be my friend again!
John: Did you know that God gave us a way to forgive even very bad hurts against us?
John: Let me show you this verse from Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church:
Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:32 Say in English and in Chinese
记忆经句： 以弗所书4:32 用中文和英文朗读。
What does God say his forgiveness causes a believer to do for others?
Matthew 18:15-20 马太福音18:15-20
What does God say to do when someone has hurt you?
What are some sinful things we are tempted to do when someone has sinned against us?
Compare verse 18 with 16:17-20 What does Jesus ask us to do?
John 20:19-23 约翰福音20:19-23
Look at what Jesus said after he rose from the dead and appeared to his disciples! Confronting others in their sin and telling them that they are forgiven is so important to Jesus he told them this on Easter Sunday!
Why do you think they were locked in the room full of fear? What did Jesus do to replace your fear with his peace?
What did Jesus give them so they could confront sinners and declare his forgiveness?
Jesus also gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us as we talk with other people.
Why is it so very important that believers honestly talk to others about their sin and God’s forgiveness?
Can you share a time God gave you an opportunity to talk to someone else about their sin and God’s forgiveness?
Matthew 18:21-35 马太福音18:21-35
What made Peter ask Jesus the question in verse 21?
Jesus answered Peter’s problem about forgiving with a parable. An earthly story with a spiritual meaning.
Who is the King in the parable?
Who is the servant he forgave?
How could the servant forgive the man who owed money?
Why would he refuse to forgive the man the money he owed him? How does this answer Peter’s question in verse 21?
Say the memory verse again together.
Closing Prayer: Think of one person you would like to share God’s forgiveness with. Ask the Holy Spirit for an opportunity to talk to this person and for the words to say to him or her.