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  • "What Forgiveness Looks Like" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Just what does real forgiveness look like?

    In our passage for today, Paul speaks about the dangers of unforgiveness. He tells us that unforgiveness . . . A. Negatively impacts our influence on others - v. 29 B. Negatively impacts God’s influence on us - v. 30 Consequently, he tells us to all those things associated with more

  • Heal The Wound, Leave The Scar

    Contributed by Shawn Andrews on Mar 14, 2019
    based on 2 ratings

    Big Idea: Forgiveness is healing the wound, even if it leaves a scar. Forgiving others means choosing not to be imprisoned by the actions of our offender. Jesus will heal our wound, but the scar remains to remind us of God’s work of grace in our lives.

    INTRO: STORY: Last year, you all know I had shoulder surgery. I didn’t want to have surgery. I avoided it as long as possible. But eventually, my shoulder hurt all the time. It became debilitating. It was only when I became aware of what my wound was keeping me from, was I willing to do more

  • Offering Grace Series

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Apr 28, 2020

    What forgiveness is and is not.

    OFFERING GRACE The Rhone River begins high in the Swiss Alps, some 5000 feet above sea level. It is one of the most important commercial waterways in France, stretching more than 500 miles in length. The river that glistens and sparkles through France, however, is much different than it was at its more

  • The Challenge Of Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 37 ratings

    What forgiveness is and what it isn’t

    This Series is based upon a series by Nelson Searcy and the Journey Church. This sermon is my own however. The Challenge of Forgiveness Matthew 6:14-15 Genesis 45:1-15 Forgiving doesn’t mean we Forget People’s Sins Forgiving does mean we Remember God’s Sovereignty Forgiving doesn’t mean more

  • Qrc Forgivness Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Nov 18, 2012

    This message looks at what Forgiveness isn't.

    He just kept right on smiling. It didn’t matter what they did or what they said he just kept right on smiling. They were American army officers and he was their Korean house boy, and for whatever reason they gave him a hard time about everything, he wasn’t fast enough, he wasn’t more

  • Why Should I Forgive

    Contributed by Ken Ritz on Dec 30, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Understanding what forgiveness really involves and why its so important.

    Why Should I Forgive? Brennan Manning tells a story in his book The Ragamuffin Gospel. 25 years ago, he had a drinking problem. He voluntarily entered a 28-day treatment program. Early on in the treatment program they had to sit in a circle with a leader and tell the other people in the more

  • Can I Forgive?

    Contributed by William Hooper on May 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Three conditions for forgiveness: I can forgive if I know what forgiveness is not; I can forgive if I know what forgiveness is; and I can forgive if I receive forgiveness myself.

    CAN I FORGIVE? Psalm 32:1-6 Matthew 18:21-35 William L. Hooper, PhD Minster to Senior Adults First Baptist Church, Bolivar, MO April 23, 2006 When I have been wronged, what response should I give? This is a universal question for all people. In our own time we have seen this question more

  • “what Forgiveness Looks Like” - Part One Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 25, 2014

    Our forgiveness of others should look like the forgiveness God provided for us through the cross.

    In our passage for today, Paul speaks about the dangers of unforgiveness. He tells us that unforgiveness . . . A. Negatively impacts our influence on others - v. 29 B. Negatively impacts God’s influence on us - v. 30 Consequently, he tells us to avoid all those things associated with more

  • “what Forgiveness Looks Like” - Part Two Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 30, 2014

    The way I forgive others should look like the way God has forgiven me in Christ.

    Today, we are going to conclude our thoughts on this passage. We made note last time of how Paul tells what it will look like when we forgive others. It will look like what God has done for us in Christ through the cross - v. 32. Last time, we said that . . . 1. In forgiving us, God did not more

  • Amazing Grace Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jan 25, 2011

    After 4 weeks talking about anger, we will dive into what forgiveness means.

    Amazing Grace January 31, 2010 Eight people entered a glass enclosed biosphere in September 1991, in Tucson, Arizona. Four men and 4 women volunteered for a 2 year experiment of isolation. All were scientists and had undergone intense psychological evaluations. Yet, within months, the more

  • Unforgivenss & Bitterness Go Hand In Hand

    Contributed by Jeff Hagan on Sep 26, 2017

    When we fail to forgive we hurt ourselves. This sermon offers practical information on signs we have not truly forgiven, what forgiving actually means, the relationship between unforgiveness and bitterness, and how to overcome bitterness with forgiveness.

    Scriptures: Matthew 18:21-22; Luke 6:36-37; 23:34; Romans 6:10; 14:10; Ephesians 4:32; Hebrew 12:15; Genesis 50:19-21 Introduction: Forgiveness is an easy word to say but a difficult action to carry out. However, the Bible repeatedly speaks of forgiveness so we cannot ignore its importance. more

  • Forgiveness - What It Is, What It Isn't

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Mar 8, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    First of a three-part series on forgiveness, this is meant to help people get a better grasp on what forgiveness is really all about by covering some of what it is and what it isn't.

    Forgiveness – What It Is, What It’s Not Ephesians 4:32 March 7, 2010 General intro: Forgiveness is one of those topics that can really get people going. And usually it’s because they think they know what it’s all about so they’re waiting for the pastor to more

  • Lose The Weight Of Unforgiveness Series

    Contributed by Rich Cook on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 73 ratings

    A final sermon in the "Lose the weight of ..." series. This message looks at what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. A tough message for those dealing with forgiveness issues, but a challenging one for those seeking spiritual health.

    Lose the weight of unforgiveness Purpose: To illustrate the destructive nature of unforgiveness and to give opportunity to forgive. 1. This month we’re trying to lose the weight. Hebrews 12:1, "Let us throw off everything that hinders." 2. (I started this message with a personal story of more

  • Forgiveness Must Have A Face

    Contributed by Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Sep 22, 2013

    There's nothing more important to a Christian than forgiveness. It is the basis of our salvation, and we can't love one another as He loved us without forgiving one another. Therefore, we need to understand what forgiveness is and what it is not.

    "When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way... so I stole a bicycle... and asked him to forgive me." Well, there are 100s of jokes about forgiveness- the one I read is by Emo Phillips- and there are legions of people who more

  • Imagine Forgiveness

    Contributed by Brian Harrell on Oct 18, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Based on the I can only imagine series / campaign. Imagine what forgiveness looks and feels like. Mainly based on God's forgiveness toward us but does talk briefly about forgiving others. Forgiveness is resetting the relationship. This is what Jesus does! Includes 9 ways God forgives

    We are in a four-week series called “I can only imagine” based off of the movie of the same name. Last week we talked about imagining a father… A perfect heavenly father who loves you a million times more than I could ever love anyone; a heavenly father who is perfect, gracious, loving and all of more