Lesson 1: You can be forgiven if you: (Part I) ________ Jesus (Luke 12:10; Matt 26:69-74). (Part II) __________________ Jesus (Acts 9:3-5). (Part III) ______________ Jesus (Acts 2:36-38). Lesson 2: Speaking against Jesus is forgivable because of ______________(Acts 3:14-19, 17:30, 26:9; 1 Tim 1:13; Luke 23:34). Lesson 3: The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable because: (Part I) ____ ______________ the ignorance (Acts 7:51-52; 15:26, John 16:8-14). (Part II) There's no __________ __________________ for sins (Heb 10:26-29; Acts 4:12; John 3:36).
Family Guide: Memory Verse: Acts 4:12
Day 1: Read Luke 12:10, Matt 26:69-74, Acts 9:3-5, Acts 2:36-38, and discuss: How is the patience of God manifested toward temporary denial and persecution of Jesus in the lives of Peter and Paul? What hope should it bring us to know that God can forgive such horrible sins?
Day 2: Read Acts 3:14-19, Acts 17:30, Acts 26:9, 2 Pet 3:9 and discuss: What is God's desire for being patient toward ignorant sinners? Does God excuse sin that is done in ignorance? What should our response be when/if we are convicted by the Spirit for these actions?
Day 3: Acts 7:51-52, Acts 15:26, John 16:8-14, Heb 10:26-29, John 3:36, and discuss: What does the Spirit remove concerning our sin and Jesus? How does this make blaspheming the Holy Spirit unpardonable? Why is rejecting Christ as the means of salvation a sure way to die unforgiven? What other alternative is there offered for the forgiveness of our sins?
Scott LaPierre is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, a Regional Facilitator over WA and OR for NCFIC, an author, and conference speaker. He and his wife, Katie, grew up together and God has blessed them with eight children. For more information visit...