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  • God Is Merciful... Are We?

    Contributed by Sam Thomason on Feb 13, 2001
    based on 264 ratings

    We are blessed when our sins are forgiven... how much greater is the blessing when we can forgive those who wrong us.

    God Is Merciful-- Are We? MT 18:21-35 Today’s scripture reminds me of the story told about Gen. Robert E. Lee after the civil war. Lee visited a Kentucky lady who took him to the remains of a grand old tree in front of her house. There she bitterly cried that its limbs and trunk had been more

  • The Healing Path Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 61 ratings

    The third step in the biblical process of Healing the Hurts You Don’t Deserve

    Healing the Hurts You Don’t Deserve: The Healing Path Scripture Reading: Matt. 18:23-35, Matt. 6:12 It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it’s real. In recent years, scientists have discovered a kind of bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly called more

  • The Freedom Of Forgiveness

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Jul 1, 2001
    based on 44 ratings

    This is the third in a series of three sermons dealing with the issue of Church Discipline, restoration, and the freedom we have through forgiveness in the process.

    The Loving Act of Church Discipline, Part 3: The Freedom of Forgiveness I was talking with a friend of mine recently who was telling me of just an incredible run of adversity that he had been going through. He and his wife were arguing about a new house and not talking. He more

  • Why In The World Should I Forgive, Anyway?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jun 21, 2002
    based on 449 ratings

    A consideration of five reasons that we should want to pursue forgiveness.

    We begin this morning with the knowledge that Jesus has commanded us to forgive. We add to that our general belief that forgiveness is a good thing. But, then, when we get into the actual situation where our heart has been stomped on and our emotions have been ripped to shreds, we need a more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Robert Warren on Feb 19, 2002
    based on 214 ratings

    Shows why forgiveness is a vital part of Christian living; though not easy, it is commanded.

    “Forgiveness” Matthew 18:21-35 Robert Warren February 17th, 2002 I have made things easy for those who come on Wednesday night, because today I want to share some thoughts from God’s word that we discussed then. You’re not excused, but you should be ahead of the learning curve. On Wednesday, more

  • Handle Hurt?

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    We must learn to forgive and overcome hurt.

    HANDLE HURT? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr Text: Matthew 24:10 And then many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto them, I say not unto you, UNTIL SEVEN TIMES: BUT UNTIL SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN. Hebrews 12: 12 more

  • Making Peace With The People In Your Past

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 58 ratings

    How to move toward forgiving those who have hurt you the most over the years.

    Forgiveness is hard. When somebody does something that cuts our heart or damages our feelings, it’s difficult to forgive. But the difficulty of forgiveness is exponentially harder when the person we are trying to forgive has been in our life for years. A father or a mother, a brother or more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 310 ratings

    What is forgiveness?

    INTRODUCTION Forgiveness is the most basic Christian quality. Without forgiveness, we wouldn’t have Christianity as we know it. Without forgiveness, we would all be doomed to hell, condemned sinners without hope of any kind. Knowing this, a proper understanding of forgiveness will transform our more

  • A New Start: Canceling The Debts

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 21, 2002
    based on 88 ratings

    Through the story of the woman caught in adultery and the unforgiven servant, we can see that God offers new starts by canceling what we owe Him.

    John 8 “A new start: canceling the debts” Jan. 3, 1999 As much as I enjoy the holidays, I am kind of glad when they are over each year. I think that is because of all that comes along with the holidays. One of the things that I like least about the holidays is having to pay for them once January more

  • How Do I Forgive Him? How Do I Forgive Her?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 878 ratings

    This sermon walks through the 5 steps toward actually forgiving someone.

    Last week we spoke of why to forgive [see sermon “Why In The World Should I Forgive, Anyway?”]. Quickly on the heels of that question, though, comes the equally difficult question of how you forgive. We all understand the general concept of forgiveness, but most of us are not especially more

  • Forgive As We Are Forgiven

    Contributed by Lin Fricker on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 8 ratings

    Based on the parable of the Unmerciful Servant Matthew 18:21-35 about forgiving others as we are forgiven

    Peter begins by asking Jesus a question, "how many times must I forgive my brother, up to seven times? This would have been a very generous act in those days as God had finished his work of creation and on the seventh day rested, seven was a perfect number. So Peter thought he was being very more

  • Get Over It!

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Jul 28, 2002
    based on 15 ratings


    GET OVER IT! MATTHEW 18: 21 ¡V 35 JULY 21, 2002 INTRODUCTION: Rev. Dr. David E. Leininger of First Presbyterian Church Warren, Pennsylvania tells the story of a man who loved dogs. He served as a speaker in various civic clubs to benefit the SPCA: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. more

  • Forgiveness Part Ii

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Sep 22, 2002
    based on 47 ratings

    We forgive others because God has forgiven us for so much.

    Forgiveness part 2 October 3, 1999 Matthew 18:21-35 I was to see my dentist last week, and once again he reminded me that I should floss my teeth daily. I told him that I always floss for a time after I’ve visited him, and then I get out of the habit, and then I have an appointment and he more

  • Forgiving When Your World Falls Apart

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Sep 17, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    An important step to healing after tragedies like 9-11 is forgiveness. But how is it possible? (17th Sunday after Pentecost)

    FORGIVING—WHEN YOUR WORLD FALLS APART (Matthew 18:21-35) (Review the Gospel lesson, Matthew 18:21-35. Peter asks, “How many times should I forgive?” Jesus gives a number, but his point is that we should ask another question: “How many times does God forgive me?” Put yourselves in the shoes of the more

  • Where Is The Grace?

    Contributed by Ralph Mayhew on Sep 15, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    So often we require justice, but we need to live out of grace, continually forgiving!

    WHERE IS THE GRACE? This past week we have been re-inundated with stories of terror. Stories of loss, shock, pain, grief… By now we’re all too familiar with the scenes and the headlines And I could go on and tell some of the stories of September 11, but I sense that we’ve really had enough of more