Category Archives: Forgiveness

For the sake of sinners

Matthew 9:9-17 Once, I met a man named Greg. Greg was homeless. He was one whom society overlooked or avoided. Still, Greg was a member of our community, a person created by God, a sinner in need of redemption. Who … Continue reading

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Lord, have mercy

Ezekiel 33:1–11; 1 John 1:1–10; Matthew 9:27–34 Today it seems fashionable to redefine most anything. It has become socially acceptable to order daily life according to personal thoughts and experiences. Yet, the truth remains that we humans do not have … Continue reading

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Invited

Joel 1:1-13, Revelation 18:15-24, Luke 14:12-24 The table is set, the banquet prepared. Everything is ready. It is time for the feast. There is only one problem; the guests have decided not to attend. It seems there are more pressing … Continue reading

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Striving toward righteousness

Matthew 23:27-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon the opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such … Continue reading

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Inheriting the kingdom

Mark 10:17-27 The rich young man doesn’t understand. Even as he kept the commandments, he just can’t bear to separate himself from his worldly possessions. Instead of inheriting eternal life, he went away dejected. He could not claim the promise … Continue reading

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Delivered

Exodus 20:1-6 Hear these words from God, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out…” There is great comfort in knowing that the God we worship is the very same who delivered, that is, rescued his people from … Continue reading

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Finished

John 19:14-35 With three simple words, our Lord Jesus breaths a sigh of relief. His words offer up a cry of deliverance. Finally, after seemingly endless hours of pain and anguish, the suffering is ended. The work he has come … Continue reading

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