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 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 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
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 Richard Tow on Dec 8, 2003
Miss Anne was not able to give Helen Keller her sight. But she was able to lead her into an understanding of the world around her that she had never experienced before. As you watch the closing moments in the movie we began earlier, The Miracle Worker, think about how marvelous that moment must
Our daughter Carrie and her husband Shannon have a dog; rather he is a small horse. He is called Coltrane. Cole does not realize he weighs 150 pounds. He also does not realize he has "drooling issues". (Now that may be caused by the fact that my wife brings hot dogs to the house whenever we
How do we repent? I want to show you a great example of repentance from a recent film. Jim Carey, in the film Bruce Almighty, finally comes to the end of himself and surrenders to God in prayer. His prayer is a good model to follow. (Show clip) As Bruce kneels he says to God, “You win. I’m
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 11, 2004
Bruce Larson tells of a man who before he became a Christian had a terrible time with profanity. After his conversion, one day at work, he got angry and let out a cuss word. He immediately went off by himself and prayed, "Oh Lord, please forgive me.. I just swore, I am so sorry." Then about an hour
a. I have prayed hundreds, if not thousands, of times for the Lord to heal me-and he finally healed me of
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 28, 2004
“A More Powerful Medication!” Genesis 3: 6-19 Key verse(s): 8b: “... and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”
I am an asthmatic. Asthmatics often have problems breathing because they are hyper-sensitive to the environment around them. When a foreign substance is
Traditionally we define grace as “The unmerited favor of God.” If I merit something, I deserve it; it means that I have earned it. A student takes “The National Merit Scholarship Exam,” scores high, and wins a college scholarship as the result. That student has earned the scholarship; he or she