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6654 forgiveness, Jesus Christ’s ministry of

6654 forgiveness, Jesus Christ’s ministry of

A central feature of Jesus Christ’s ministry was his declaration that believers’sins were forgiven through their faith in him.

Jesus Christ’s ministry of forgiveness was foretold

Mt 1:20-21; Jn 1:29

Jesus Christ’s exercise of forgiveness

Lk 23:33-34 See also Jn 8:3-11

Jesus Christ has authority on account of his divinity to forgive sins

Mt 9:1-8 pp Mk 2:1-12 pp Lk 5:17-26 Jesus Christ’s authority to forgive is authenticated by his healing of the paralytic.

People’s offence at Jesus Christ’s exercise of forgiveness

Mk 2:5-7 pp Mt 9:2-3 pp Lk 5:20-21

Parables of forgiveness

See also Mt 18:23-35 the unmerciful servant; Lk 7:36-50; Lk 15:11-32 the lost son

The church’s ministry of forgiveness in Jesus Christ’s name

Jn 20:21-23 See also Ac 2:38; Ac 13:38; Ac 26:15-18

See also

1352covenant, the new
2012Christ, authority
2351Christ, miracles
2357Christ, parables
2424gospel, promises
2530Christ, death of
2545Christ, opposition to
5438parables

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