There is a reason why "Forgive us our sins" comes before "As we forgive those who sin against us" in the Lord's Prayer Jesus taught us to pray. Pastor Joon argues that the only way we can even have a heart to forgive comes from God. So, we need to ask God for forgiveness. We also need to forgive because we have been forgiven by God (Matthew 18:21-35). Because our sins have been forgiven by God, we freely offer forgiveness to others.