Forgiveness
Mark 2:7-11 “Why does this man use such words?" they said [in their hearts]; "He is blaspheming. Who can pardon sins but One -- God?!"… Jesus asked them, "Why are you reasoning these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are pardoned, or to say, Rise, take up your mat, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins, -- He turned to the paralytic, and said, To you I say, Rise, take up your mat/pallet and go into your house.
Matthew 6:12 “Forgive/remit the wrongs/debts we have done, as we forgive/remit the wrongs/debts others have to us.”
Luke 6:37 “…Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive men their sins/offenses, your Father will not forgive your sins/offenses.”
Mark 11:25 “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins/offenses." Real Forgiveness?
Mark 7:6 “Jesus replied, You hypocrites, Isaiah described you beautifully when he wrote: 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Teaching for teachings the directions of men.'”
Psalm 51:6 “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being…”
I John 2:9 “Any one who professes to be in the light and yet hates his brother is still in darkness.”
Hebrews 8:12 “For I will forgive their wickedness and under no circumstances will I still be reminded.”
Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for My own sake, and recall your sins no more.”

What's Stopping You?
Ephesians 4:26-27,31 “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not giving room/place to the Adversary… Let all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice, be taken away from you.”
Romans 12:19 “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord.”
Proverbs 24:17 “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles.”
Matthew 5:44-48 “But what I tell you is this: love your enemies and pray for your persecutors; only so can you be like children of your heavenly Father, who makes his sun rise on good and bad alike, and sends the rain on the honest and the dishonest. If you love only those who love you, what reward can you expect? Surely the tax-gatherers do as much as that. And if you greet only your brothers, what is there extraordinary about that? Even the heathen do as much. You, then, shall be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”
Luke 17:3-5 “So be careful how you live. If your brother is sinning, rebuke him. If he should ever indeed repent, forgive him. Yes, if he wrongs you seven times in one day and turns to you and says, I repent seven times, you shall be forgiving him.”
Luke 5:20-21 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said, Friend, your sins are forgiven. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?
Matthew 18:21-35 “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus answered, I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a human king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. The servant fell on his knees before him. Be patient with me, he begged, and I will pay back everything. The servant's master took pity on him, canceled/remit the debt and let him go. Yet, when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow-servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. Pay back what you owe me! he demanded. His fellow-servant fell to his knees and begged him, Be patient with me, and I will pay you back. But he refused. Instead, he went and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed/sorry and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the servant in. You wicked servant, he said, I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Was it not binding on you to have mercy on your fellow-servant just as I had on you? In anger, his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”
II Peter 1:9 “…For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification/cleansing from the penalties of his former sins.”
Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed to himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men -- robbers, evildoers, adulterers -- or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I am acquiring.' But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have/send/make mercy on me, the sinner.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God…
Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject/liable to judgment…”
I Samuel 16:7 “…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Authorized By Grace…
Colossians 3:12-13 “As God's chosen race, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bearing with one another and dealing graciously with one another. Deal with others as the Lord has dealt with you.”
I Peter 2:21-23 “For this you were called, seeing that Christ also suffered on your behalf, and thereby left you an example/copy; it is for you to follow in the footprints of He who committed no sin. No guile was found in his mouth; when he was abused he did not retort with abuse, when he suffered he uttered no threats, but committed all to the One who judges justly.
I Peter 3:9 “Do not repay wrong with wrong, or abuse with abuse; on the contrary, return a blessing, for an allotment of blessing is the inheritance to which you yourselves have been called…”
Luke 6:27-37 “But I say to you that are hearing, Love your enemies, be doing good/ideal to those who hate you, blessing those who curse you, pray concerning those who abuse you… Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same… But love your enemies, do good… and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful… Forgive/release, and you will be forgiven/released.”
Hebrews 12:15 “Be careful that no one is deprived of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness should begin to grow and make trouble, defiling the majority.”
Romans 12:17-21 “Don't pay back evil for evil to anyone. Make ideal provision in the sight of all men, if possible from that which comes from yourselves. Be at peace with all men. Never take vengeance into your own hands, my dear friends: stand back and let God punish as He will. For it is written: It is mine to avenge, I will repay, says the Lord. And it is also written: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap embers of fire on his head. Don't allow yourself to be overpowered by evil, but overpower evil with good.