Sermons on Forgiveness
Our journey to the heart of God has been illuminating. We have seen His heart for the hurting, for the outcasts, for the doubters, and for the faithful that need encouragement. Now, we see where the journey ends; at a cross where Jesus will die for our sins.
As our journey to experience the heart of God continues we take a stop at a well. We see something that is eye-opening, God has a heart for outcasts!
We can all relate to this, it’s called failure. It can seem so final, so devastating to who we are. I’m sure that Joshua felt this way after the men of Israel were defeated at Ai. How was he supposed to lead them back into battle? How was he ever going to be used by God again? Certainly, his failure meant that he was done, right?
There is one obstacle that we, humans, are incapable of overcoming. That obstacle is sin. No matter what method we choose to try, we cannot overcome sin apart from Jesus. We take a look at Jesus on this Easter Sunday, and how He overcame sin on our behalf!
Life is somewhat unforgiving, we rarely get a second chance at something when we fail the first time. Well, unless we’re dealing with Jesus…
While we, humans, must learn to love carefully God has chosen to love us recklessly. Freely, fully, unconditionally; a love so great that even though we tend to reject Him and rebel against Him He has chosen to call us His children when we place our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
One of the key elements in dealing with salvation is our need of forgiveness. We are guilty, but thankfully, God is the owner of mercy and forgiveness.