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TITLE: Oops! I forgot.
TEXT: Mark 8:13-21
PROPOSITION: We forget the wrong things.
KEY WORD: Forgets

  1. Have you ever forgotten anything? Of course.
  2. Went camping - forgot the coffee. (Unpardonable sin)
  3. Apostles forgot to bring bread on their trip.

Sometimes we forget:

  1. Bread (Mark 8:14) And the disciples had forgotten to take loaves, and they did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them.
  2. Exhortation (Hebrews 12:5) And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons, "My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked by Him;
  3. Who I am (James 1:24) For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately he forgot what he was like.

Some things we should forget:

  1. The Past (Philippians 3:13) My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before,

Some things we should NOT forget:

  1. Salvation (2 Peter 1:9) For he in whom these things are not present is blind and cannot see afar off and has forgotten that he was purged from his sins in the past.
  2. Hospitality, Kindness (Hebrews 13:2) Do not be forgetful of hospitality, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
  3. Share (Hebrews 13:16) But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
  4. What you learn (James 1:25) But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This one shall be blessed in his doing.

God does not forget:

  1. Smallest (Luke 12:6) Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
  2. Your good work (Hebrews 6:10) For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

God does forget:
  1. Our forgiven sins - Isaiah 43:25 I, I am He who blots out your sins for My own sake, and will not remember your sins.

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