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Sermons on forgiveness

Sermons on forgiveness

Not Filters, But Transparency

Often influencers are tempted to filter their life to their audience, giving the impression that they are better people than they actually are. Paul, on the other hand, was honest about his brokenness and sinfulness. He wanted to be transparent about his sinfulness so that his followers could see the extent of God’s grace for sinners. Sermon Text: 1 Timothy: 12-17 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

The Origin of Corruption

Not only are there individuals who are wicked, but we can see systems and institutions that conspire together in their corruption. Wickedness and evil permeate so much of society that we can’t even so our own contribution. Genesis 6 tells the story of how a whole group of people can be led off into evil, and more importantly, what we can do to remain faithful to the Lord. Sermon Text: Genesis 6-9 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

The Origin of Envy

God designed us to live lives of service towards others, so why do we struggle so much with envy? Genesis 4 tells the story of the first two siblings, Cain and Abel, and how Cain became envious of Abel’s success. This story shows us the origin of envy and how we can begin to overcome it. Sermon Text: Genesis 4 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

The Origin of our Rebellion

God designed us to live for him. But instead of loving God above all things, we want to be in charge. We want to be our own gods. Where does that selfish impulse come from? Genesis 3 tells the story of the origin of our rebellion from God and what God promised to do to repair our relationship. Sermon Text: Genesis 3 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer
praise, joy,gladness

Song of Confession

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. For any of us who have ever found ourselves guilty of a sin (so, everyone), this psalm hits hard. The Psalmist David wrote this song after the prophet Nathan helped him recognize his sinful ways. All of us from learn about confession from this psalm, as we read how David cries out to God in repentance, knowing he is forgiven and saved from his sins.…
forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

Why do we need to keep asking God for forgiveness?

Jesus lived a perfect life and died as our substitute to pay the price of sin. Then, he defeated death when he was resurrected. Because of all this, God doesn’t see our sins any longer. So why should we keep asking for forgiveness if we know we’re already forgiven? What’s the point of feeling guilty for our sins? To help us understand why we continually go to God with our sins and ask for his forgiveness, we’ll study Jesus’ parable…

New Relationship (Good Friday)

God commanded separation between Himself and the Israelites. In both the tabernacle and the temple in the Old Testament, the people were separated from the Holy of Holies (where God dwelt) by a curtain. Because of their sin, the people could not approach God. Because of Jesus, all of that has changed. When Jesus died on the cross that first Good Friday, the temple curtain was torn in two. The dividing wall of sin came down, and we now have…

New Covenant (Maundy Thursday)

The prophet Jeremiah preaches a warning to his people about the destruction that was to come for Israel. But he also gives them hope of a new covenant that God promises to  make with His people through which He will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more. God promises this covenant through his Son, Jesus. God knows we can’t achieve the perfection He demands of us. We messed up the old covenant He gave, so God gives us…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the day that begins the season of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection. When we take time to worship on this day, we realize our sin and our deep need for a Savior. Sermon Text: Mark 10:17-31
Samuel, Goliath, Jonathan, Saul, God's Will, Nathan, Absalom, pride, legacy

David and His Pride

Despite being a witness to God’s goodness and blessings, David’s pride overtakes him, and he orders his leaders to take a census of his fighting men to see how many people are in his army. As a result, God sends a plague to Israel as the punishment for David’s sin. David feels guilt, repents of his sin, and offers sacrifices to God. God hears his prayers and stops the plague. Pride is the root cause of our sins. When we…
Samuel, Goliath, Jonathan, Saul, God's Will, Nathan, Absalom, pride, legacy

David, Bathsheba, & Nathan

David’s eyes wander, a good man dies, and now there are consequences for David pursuing a relationship with Bathsheba. The Lord is displeased with David, who seems to have no knowledge of his sin. In His mercy, God sends Nathan, who guides David to take an honest look at what he’s done and repent of his sin. The Bible is honest; we see the good, the bad, and the ugly in God’s people. Through these stories, God teaches us to…
failure, grief, doubt

Hope After Failure

We all make mistakes. Some of our failures are small and insignificant, solved with an apology or a quick fix. But for other mistakes, those ones that haunt our dreams and change the courses of our lives, we’re stuck with guilt and shame. This is the kind of mistake Peter made. After he denied Jesus three times, he feels like there’s nothing he can do about his failure in faith. But Jesus gives him hope, forgiving him and entrusting him…