Jesus was clear in his teaching: He offers us God’s forgiveness and instructs us to forgive one another. Why is this so hard? What is it that makes us so unforgiving of ourselves and of each other? The Easter season begins with our youth leading worship on April 3. Then, we will consider one of the greatest issues we confront as human beings. We’ll take an honest, realistic look at how to offer and receive forgiveness.
- April 3 – Youth Sunday
- April 10 – Receive Forgiveness
- April 17 – Offer Forgiveness
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about how to offer forgiveness to other people.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because forgiveness allows us to be reconciled to others.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the second of a two part series between Easter and our capital campaign. It was developed with help of the book Forgiveness by Adam Hamilton.
What are the next action steps?
Repent and ask for forgiveness.
Receive the repentance of others and offer forgiveness.
Ask for God’s help to move forward.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that God has offered forgiveness to us. We are able to offer forgiveness to others through the power of God at work in us.