Tag Archives: Repentance

Forgiving and forgetting

Hebrews 10:12-18, Matthew 18:21-34 Does forgiving mean forgetting? How difficult is it to truly forgive someone an offense against you if you are not willing to forget it? As the situation remains stuck in the far reaches of your memory, … Continue reading

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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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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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Do you love God?

John 14:15-31 “Do you love God?” To good Christian folk this question seems to have an obvious answer, of course we love God. Before we answer too quickly, perhaps we should consider another question; “Do we keep his commandments?” The … Continue reading

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Following Christ

Matthew 16:21-28 I am sure most people have played “Follow the Leader.” It is a simple game, but it can become quite complicated if the leader heads in a direction the rest of the players do not want to go. … Continue reading

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The end is near

Luke 21:5-19, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alongside the road there is an old VW van with a sign propped up against it; “Repent, the end is near!” The car in front of you in traffic has a bumper sticker warning that … Continue reading

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The truth in us

1 John 1:5-10 Early in his first epistle, John states clearly to the Church that, although through Christ our sins are forgiven, no Christian lives without sin. Salvation is not found through moral perfection, but through the sacrifice of God’s … Continue reading

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