Sermons on Forgiveness

Sermons on Forgiveness

Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)

Abuse affects a lot more people than just the one who is abused. Family, friends, churches, etc. are all affected by a single instance of abuse. How can we bring healing to these situations and stop the pain from continuing? Forgiveness. Forgiveness defined Forgiveness has been used to cover up and continue the perpetration of abuse. This happens because forgiveness has been wrongly defined. Forgiveness is not a refusal to call the police. Forgiveness is not reconciliation and restoration. Forgiveness…

The Sin of Moab (Amos 2:1-3)

Amos now turns his attention to the people of Moab. Burning the bones of the King of Edom Edom formed a natural border between Moab and Israel. In 2 Kings 3 we read of Edom breaking their covenant with Moab and joining Israel in an attack against them. They gave Israel passage through their land and joined them in an assault on Moab. This enraged the King of Moab. He was so angry with the King of Edom that he…

The Sin of Edom (Amos 1:11-12)

As we have looked at the sins of the surrounding nations Edom has kept surfacing. The Philistines sold Jews to the Edomites as slaves. The people of Tyre sold runaway slaves back to Edom. Edom was the central figure in this horrid slave trade that God repeatedly condemned. You would expect God to address the slave trade when He rebukes Edom, but He does not. Pursuit with the sword When the Israelites were coming out of Egypt the most direct…

Condemnation and Forgiveness (John 20:19-23)

Jesus meets with the disciples after His resurrection. Joy and Peace When Jesus came into the room and they were assured of His resurrection the disciples were filled with joy. Jesus greeted them with the standard Jewish greeting of the time, an extension of peace. When we believe in Jesus’ resurrection our lives are filled with joy and peace. Sent out with the Gospel in the power of the Spirit Just as Jesus was sent into the world to save…

The Offer of Peace (Luke 2:1-16)

In Luke we read of the angels announcing Christ’s birth. In verse 14 we find their exaltation of God for His wondrous work. This verse is translated many different ways, so we will be looking at the original Greek to understand fully their message. In heaven, glory to God The first and main part of the angels’ message is that God should be glorified. They add the phrase “in the highest place” or “in heaven” meaning that what God has…

Repentance & Remission (Luke 24:44-47)

Like the disciples, many people do not understand the resurrection. Why did Jesus have to rise from the dead? What is the significance of this? Jesus explains this to His disciples in Luke 24. Moses shows our death In Genesis we find that our sin has removed us from God’s presence. This is what it means to be dead, cut off from the life of God. We also read that a flaming sword stands in the way back to God.…