THE EXTENT OF FORGIVENESS
1.Jesus in the garden
2.The jews came and took Him to Ciaphas the
3. They mocked Him, brought false witnesses
against Him, hit Him, Spit in His face
(these were the good godly people)
4.Alone Jesus suffers ‑ even Peter denies
Jesus 3 times
5.The Sanhedrin finds Jesus worthy of death
they take Him to Pontious Pilate
6.He is interagated and found not guilty
7. He is sent to Herod and found not guilty
mocked and sent back to Pontious Pilate
8. Pilate offers to free either Jesus or
Barabbus ‑ The jews choose Barabbus
9. Jesus is scouraged with a cat of nine
tails, Roman soldier mock Him (thorns &
robe), they spit on Him, hit Him,
He carries a 250 lb. cross to the place of
the skull Golgotha, Mt. Calvary
10. Jesus is nailed to the cross and it is
plunged into the ground.
11. In order to understand the extent of
God's forgiveness, let's consider
Jesus words as He hang suffering on a
cross of shame.
I. THE SOURCE OF FORGIVENESS (Salvation)
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive
them; for they know not what they
do. And they parted his raiment,
and cast lots.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering
to us‑ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all
should come to repentance.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath
made you overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath
purchased with his own blood.
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a
propitiation through faith in his
blood, to declare his
righteousness for the remission
of sins that are past, through
the forbearance of God;
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now
justified by his blood, we shall
be saved from wrath through him.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through
his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;
Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might
sanctify the people with his own
blood, suffered without the gate.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he
is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and
the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin.
II. THE WAY TO FORGIVENESS
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I
say unto thee, To day shalt thou
be with me in paradise.
Repentance turning away from sin and unto God
Luke 13:3,5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise
If a person says I am saved and yet
continues in sin he is only fooling himself
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold, all things are become new.
III. THE RESULT OF FORGIVENESS
John 19:26‑27 26 When Jesus therefore saw his
mother, and the disciple
standing by, whom he loved, he
saith unto his mother, Woman,
behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the
disciple, Behold thy mother!
And from that hour that
disciple took her unto his own
A. Eternal Life Luke 23:43
B. Service John 19:27
John takes Jesus place
2 Cor 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors
for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray
you in Christ's stead, be ye
reconciled to God.
C. Providence John 19:26
Woman behold thy son
Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your
need according to his riches in
glory by Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me.
IV. THE MEANS OF FORGIVENESS
"My God, My God"
Matt 27:46‑47 46 And about the ninth hour
Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani? that is to say, My
God, my God, why hast thou
47 Some of them that stood
there, when they heard that,
said, This man calleth for
Isa 53:1‑12; 54:7‑10
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.
V. THE SELFLESSNESS IN FORGIVENESS
John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all
things were now accomplished, that
the scripture might be fulfilled,
saith, I thirst.
This seems to be Jesus only complaint, but if
one looks closer it is clear that this
statement is not a complaint but a necessity.
Ps 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat;
and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
VI. THE FINALITY OF FORGIVENESS
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received
the vinegar, he said, It is
finished: and he bowed his head,
and gave up the ghost.
VII. THE FAITH IN FORGIVENESS John 19:30
"It is finished"
A. Jesus gave up the ghost
John 10:15‑18 15 As the Father knoweth me,
even so know I the Father: and
I lay down my life for the
16 And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold:
them also I must bring, and
they shall hear my voice; and
there shall be one fold, and
17 Therefore doth my Father
love me, because I lay down my
life, that I might take it
18 No man taketh it from me,
but I lay it down of myself. I
have power to lay it down, and
I have power to take it again.
This commandment have I
received of my Father.
B. Jesus offered up His life for sin
Jesus freely gave by faith falling into the
Rom 12:1‑2 1 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is
your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that
ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.