Lent Study: The God of the Lord's Prayer - Week 4
The God of the Lord’s Prayer
March 31 - Week 4
- “People cannot live in peace with one another for long unless they forgive one another.” True or false? Why or why not?
- Read 2 Samuel 11 and 12. What is the story in these chapters? What is God’s message to David through Nathan? What is the consequence of David’s sin? How have you experienced consequences of sin – your own or because of someone else’s actions or decisions?
- Read Luke 15:11-32. Put yourself in this story today as the son who left home. Would it be hard to go back home? Could you be assured that you would be forgiven? What is your experience of forgiveness with your Heavenly Father?
- Read Luke 15:11-32. Put yourself in this story today as the father. What would you do when your rebellious child left home? How would you feel towards his ungratefulness? What conditions would you want upon his return? How has your heavenly Father responded to your request for forgiveness?
- How are anger and bitterness stumbling blocks to forgiveness? What other stumbling blocks are there to forgiving others? Ask God to remove these stumbling blocks and help you forgive.
- What are stumbling blocks to receiving forgiveness?
- How does forgiving others bring freedom into our lives?
- Read Psalm 103:8-13. How does Scripture describe the depth of God’s love and forgiveness? Describe God’s actions toward us.
- How does being forgiven enable us to forgive others?
- Read Colossians 3:12-17 and Ephesians 4:1-7. For both of these passages describe how God calls us to live with others. What are the verbs? What are the nouns? What is our model of forgiveness? What aspects of these passages are difficult for you?