Sermons on Forgiveness
Beginning Lent with Ash Wednesday helps to remind us of our own humanity and need for forgiveness. Join in as we commit to keeping a holy Lent together.
The grace of God is central to God’s nature. To experience God is to experience God’s grace. This grace is free, but it is not cheap. When we begin to follow Jesus, we respond to the grace of God that has already been offered to us. Join us as we are encouraged to consider the costly nature of God’s grace and how we should further respond to that grace. Key text: Romans 6:1-4, 10-11, 22-23 (ESV)
Not forgiving yourself ends up leaving you tied up in knots like ropes tied around your wrists. Not receiving forgiveness for yourself personally will leave you feeling inadequate and paralyzed. This unwillingness to forgive himself is what led Judas down the path of inescapable regret and pain. We have more in our lives to compare to what happened to Judas than we may at first realize. Judas did not realize that Jesus could forgive even the sins of Judas. Your…
While some think that the church should be the place where grace and perfection abound, the reality is that there is no perfect church. The church faces the same difficulties present in the world with one difference: the church is equipped to handle the difficulties of the world. Forgiveness is the cure for the infections of greed, anger, hate, and many more. Forgiveness is what should abound in the church as the people of God agree to show others the…
Forgiveness is the basic way that we put love into action. Once we understand the importance of forgiveness, we usually also struggle with situations where forgiveness seems tough or even impossible. What do we do in those situations? What is forgiveness and what is forgiveness not?
Of all the beliefs that the early church could have included in its beliefs, they chose to state, “We believe in the forgiveness of sins.” It is that being forgiven by God and forgiving others that are hallmarks of the Christian faith. Do you believe in the forgiveness of sins?