This week's video


bottom lines

  • Experiencing personal forgiveness for personal sin is often the starting point for personal faith.

  • In all of history, only Jesus offered himself as the answer to the question of what to do when we can't forgive ourselves.

  • You don't have to forgive yourself; yourself has already been forgiven.

leader notes

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weekly win

The win is for participants to understand that only Jesus offers himself as the solution to our need for forgiveness and as the exclusive means of reconciliation with God.

Additional resources

John 10:10–18
John 11:25–27
John 14:6–14
Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26–31
Matthew 6:9–13 (Lord’s prayer)
Romans 8:1
Philippians 2:5–11
Colossians 1:15–20
Ephesians 4:32

Read: They Like Jesus but not the Church by Dan Kimball
Read: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Watch: How Is Jesus Different? (2 minutes)
Listen: Easter 2012: The Resurrection: Its Essential by Andy Stanley (40 minutes)
Watch: Why In the World? by Andy Stanley, Part 2 Like Father, Like Son (41 minutes)
Watch: Passion of the Christ