We see how God longs to forgive and this is particularly relevant when we realise how we have done wrong. This desire to forgive is realised in the death of Christ on the cross. This message is foundational to being able to fully understand forgiveness and move on to forgive others.
Based on the foundation of God’s forgiveness of us, this sermon addresses the issue of forgiving others. This is a major stumbling block for many people but when it is worked through, it brings freedom, peace and joy.
Based on Joseph’s forgiveness of his brothers demonstrated in Genesis 45 and Genesis 50 we see some signs of true forgiveness. These can be something we can use to gauge how far we have come along the road of forgiving someone. In the end, forgiveness is not an option for the Christian.
This straight-talking sermon shows how small seeds of unforgiveness if not dealt with can lead to large roots that block our vision and wreck our lives. This is really worth listening to, whether you have longstanding problems with forgiveness or just to prepare you for the next time you will need to forgive!
Using moving real life stories and personal examples we see how forgiveness has the power to set us free and set others free to. In the end, unforgiveness only does us harm and perhaps that is why God is so clear about it.
Based on the encounter of a sinful woman and Jesus in Luke 7:36-50 we start to look at the issue of forgiveness, which is a key to loving God and other people, which is the Christian’s highest calling. Do you have difficulties loving God, maintaining a vibrant Christian walk, forgiving yourself or other people, then…