Sermons on Forgiveness
“A Sinful Woman Forgiven” (Luke 7:36-50)
A Sinful Woman Forgiven Brad Mills / General Luke / Luke 7:36–50 During our Summer Study in 2017 we considered the importance of eating in the ministry of Jesus. We used Tim Chester’s excellent book A Meal With Jesus to spend several weeks talking about the role of meals in the life of Jesus. One of the quotes that stuck was from Robert Karris: In Luke’s Gospel Jesus is either going to a meal, at a meal, or coming…
The Forgiveness of Jesus (Luke 5:17-26)
Introduction Jesus experienced acceptance and rejection. He has performed miracles, called disciples, and brought physical healing to many. HC Q.2 Q: How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou, enjoying this comfort, mayest live and die happy? A: Three; the first, how great my sins and miseries are; the second, how I may be delivered from all my sins and miseries; the third, how I shall express my gratitude to God for such deliverance. Read Luke 5:17-26…
Good News of Peace (Acts 10:30-43)
We have seen a couple of pivotal moments in Acts. When the Holy Spirit descended upon believers in Acts 2. This moment sparked an evangelistic revival within the life of the early church that allowed it to experience rapid growth. However, as the church increased the persecution it faced also increased. When Saul, the man at the center of the persecution, was converted. Jesus appeared to Saul while he was “still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the…
The Defense Rests (Acts 7:54-8:1a)
Stephen has been presenting his defense against the accusations of false witnesses that he was speaking “blasphemous words against Moses and God” (6:11) as well as “speaking words against this holy place and the law” (6:13). Read Acts 7:54-8:1a Let’s keep in mind where we are. This community has been increasing daily since Pentecost. The church has experienced rapid growth, but it has not been widespread. The growth has occurred within Jerusalem. As we see from 8:1-4, Stephen’s death serves…
Healed By The Suffering Servant (Acts 3:11-26)
The phrase at the beginning and end of this sermon refers to Jesus as “the servant” of God. So my outline combines the two themes with the servant figure.
Repent and Be Baptized (Acts 2:37-41)
God offers the gift of the Holy Spirit to all who repent. Even the worst sinner can receive forgiveness and the Holy Spirit if they accept the gospel.
God Meant It For Good (Genesis 50)
The giving and receiving of forgiveness requires inward humility, upward faith, and outward compassion.