Reviewing the account of David and Bathsheba we see that God is a holy God and hates sin, that He also loves to forgive but that we still need to turn to Him in repentance. This is a hard-hitting sermon which challenges our modern complacency to the idea of sin.
When God shows us we are destitute before Him we are blessed, but this is only a start. Jesus tells us we are blessed when our sin bothers us enough to change and we experience the joy of complete forgiveness. Sin is awful but God’s forgiveness in Jesus is too wonderful for words.
The words of our personal stories (testimonies) and also God’s story (Gospel) have great power when told clearly and succinctly from the heart. This practical message gives us some pointers.
Rod Barnett, the Festival Director for the Lancashire Festival of Hope, uses the calling of Matthew in Matthew 9:9-13 to show that there is a place for everyone at God’s table and that we no longer need to allow our past to dictate our future. Great message!!
We are encouraged to see the ill effects of reacting badly to an offence (which will surely come our way!) and the benefits of overcoming anger. If you struggle with this – have a listen!
This sermon uses Ephesians 1:3 to show how we have been redeemed and how Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. It shows how a price has been paid for the believer to have true freedom.
There are many different aspects to freedom. This talk examines what Jesus said about freedom in John Chapter 8 – true freedom is found in understanding who Jesus is and how he has dealt with sin. In Him all sorts of other aspects of freedom can be found. If you feel in anyway in need…
Fraser’s life has been radically changed by God. You will be blessed and challenged as you hear his story.
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.