Sermons on Forgiveness

Angry About God’s Grace

JONAH 1-4 Jonah fled to Tarshish because he was angry about God’s grace (4:1-4) What did Jonah’s anger have to do with his running from God? What is wrong with a heart that is so angry with God’s grace that it runs from Him? What is wrong with our hearts when we run from God’s…

God’s Ability to Persuade

II SAMUEL 12:1-14 The LORD sent Nathan to persuade David (v.1). How does it help to have a relationship with someone you seek to persuade? What will help us to see ourselves as chosen by God to persuade others? Telling a story that relates well is a great way to persuade (v.1-4). How much persuasive…

Covered by the Blood

LEVITICUS 16 The high priest had to be holy to offer a sacrifice for the people (v.11-14). Why would the high priest need to offer a sacrifice for His sins? How is our sacrifice superior to theirs? (II Corinthians 5:21) The forgiveness of sins requires a blood sacrifice (v.15-19). What is the logic behind a…

Punished by Guilt

GENESIS 42 Ten older brothers had good reason to feel the weight of guilt (37:17-35). How could you sell your little brother as a slave to your cousins ? How could you stand to see your father’s tears because of your actions and your lies? They had suffered with their own guilt for over 20…

Spiritually Healing the Sick

MATTHEW 4:23-25 As Jesus traveled through Galilee, huge crowds brought their sick (v.23-25). How broad was the attraction of Jesus for those in need? How broad is the attraction of the body of Christ today for those in need? Jesus blessed these crowds by healing all of their sick (v.23-25). Why didn’t Jesus tell these…

Kindness Instead of Condemnation

ROMANS 2:1-4 We all have good reason to avoid condemning others (v.1). Why are we without excuse when we choose to judge others? How are we condemning ourselves when we judge others? What can we do to help us avoid passing judgment? God’s judgment is directed at those who judge others (v.2-3). What should we…

There Is No Place for Racial Prejudice

NUMBERS 12 God does not approve of speaking against anyone based on race (v.1-2). For what reason did they speak against the leader of their people? What damage did we see this week resulting from racial prejudice? God clearly punished those who racially rejected authority (v.4-10a). Do you think God was justified in punishing Miriam…

Teach Us to Number Our Days

PSALM 90:12 Moses was trained 120 years to teach us how to number our days (v.1-6). What lessons do we need to learn from the seasons of Moses’ life? How can our understanding of Moses’ days help us better number ours? To number our days we need proper perspective (v.7-11). What spiritual perspective will help…

Do You Love the Father?

LUKE 15:11-32 Jesus wanted the sinners to know that the Father loved them (v.11-20). What lessons could Jesus’ dinner guests gain from these parables? Why didn’t someone go looking for the brother like they did for the sheep and coin? How does the Father’s love reconcile the returning son with the whole community? Jesus wanted…