Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010
“When God Forgives, He Forgets”
How different God’s pardon is from ours! So often we forgive as did the mother of the little girl who had been good a whole week, and asked mother for a favor. “I know” was the answer, “that you have been good all this week, but you know your were bad last week.”
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 30, 2011
GOD'S FORGIVENESS IS INSTANT, COMPLETE, PERMANENT
One of our church members had an issue with a family member. That family member had been so unkind and hurtful for so long, that it seemed things would never change. Our member prayed to God for help. Another family member spoke to the hurtful
Contributed by James Webster on Jan 14, 2012
GOD'S FORGIVENESS AND THE JUMP DRIVE
Most of you know I keep most of my office work in the corner of the family room in the parsonage since we moved back. Most of my study I do early before anyone gets up. However, for the past couple of weeks I have been coming over to the church office
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 26, 2009
GOD FORGIVES WITHOUT CONDITIONS
I once heard a story about Camelot when King Arthur was away. Guinevere, his wife, was unfaithful with Sir Lancelot. When King Arthur returned, he found out about the affair and had his wife placed in a convent for life. Towards the end of the story in a beautiful
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Mar 12, 2010
WHEN GOD FORGIVES, HE FORGETS
How different God’s pardon is from ours! So often we forgive as did the mother of the little girl who had been good a whole week, and asked mother for a favor. "I know," was the answer, "that you have been good all this week, but you know you were bad last week."
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 6, 2009
Luis Palau, "Experiencing God’s Forgiveness", Multnomah Press, 1984 )
A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death.
"But I don’t ask for justice," the mother explained. "I
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Jul 11, 2001
The fact that God forgives us and blesses us when we don’t deserve it, and of course, we never really deserve it, is what makes grace such a risky thing.
Author Philip Yancey, in his book What’s So Amazing About Grace, calls these things loopholes. We all understand loopholes. Webster’s
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 12, 2006
God forgive us. While we spend time looking for better programs, God is looking for better people. “While men look for better
The woman caught in adultery, Peter, Augustine, Francis, Ignatius Loyola, Dorothy Day–all they needed to do was ask for reconciliation, and the Church opened its
"You can’t alter your past, but you can put your past on the
Contributed by Perry Greene on Dec 6, 2011
STALIN: LIKE STEEL TOWARD GOD
According to Svetlana Stalin, as her father, Joseph Stalin lay dying, he was plagued with terrifying hallucinations. He suddenly sat halfway up in bed, clenched his fist toward the heavens once more, fell back upon his pillow, and was dead.
The incredible irony
Contributed by C. Scott Ghan on Aug 27, 2012
ILL. Dad was dying of something similar to Alzheimer’s. He was very violent, dangerous and in a great deal of trouble in his home town where he had been Fire Chief. The County didn't want to, but left with no other option committed him to a lock-down unit where he would remain for the rest of his
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
A young lady who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer on this particular day. She was very excited about her picture being taken. As she walked out of the park, she looked at the Polaroid picture in total amazement. She turned and
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Jan 15, 2003
On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played UCLA in the Rose Bowl. In that game a young man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for UCLA. Picking up the loose ball, he lost his direction and ran sixty-five yards toward the wrong goal line. One of his teammates, Beeny Lom, ran him down and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 3, 2003
Salvation is a "Free Gift" from God.
Although "Free" it does not mean everyone has it.
If the local harware store was handing out free snow shovels today, does that mean you have one, no.
You have to go to the hardware store and ask for one of those free snow shovels, and then when it is in your
Contributed by Guy Caley on May 25, 2003
In 1953 in Grimes Iowa, Violet Cross was getting sicker by the day. Finally her eldest son Frank insisted she go to the doctor. Eventually they ended up at the large teaching hospital in Iowa City. The diagnosis was devastating. Though Violet had never smoked she was dying of Lung cancer. One
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 30, 2003
A man boarded a train in St. Louis. He was looking forward to seeing family in California. He talked with other passengers about his family whom he had not seen. Some of his traveling companions told him about their experience traveling through California. When the man was told about the beauty