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 forgiveness, sin and repentance.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because forgiveness is part of the nature and character of God. It is central to the Christian faith. While we struggle with receiving forgiveness, God is ready to forgive.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the first of a two week sermon series between Easter and a capital campaign. It has been adapted from sermon series Forgiveness by Adam Hamilton at http://cor.org/content/forgiveness.
What are the next action steps?
Repent, confess and receive God’s forgiveness.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that God is ready to forgive our sins. Jesus doesn’t forget our sins, he chooses not to remember them.