Sermons on Forgiveness
Right the through the bible we have illustrated that when God is with a people not only are they blessed but also the people that are with them are also blessed. We see in Abraham’s call that he should go and he would be blessed and would be a blessing. In fact it says in Gen 12:3 “…and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Also when Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt on the…
Jesus came to bring us into freedom, and forgiveness is key in this freedom. As Dave unfolds the power to forgive we see this key is held in God’s massive forgiveness over our lives that unlocks us to forgive others. This is an ongoing attitude in our hearts that keeps us in freedom and keeps the relationships in our lives healthy.
Jesus said to them ” Come and have breakfast.” Now none the disciples dared ask him. “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. (John 21:12) Robin asked us this question on Sunday and challenged us to follow Jesus. The disciples had gone back to Galilee to wait for Jesus and had decided to do some fishing. They fish through the night and catch nothing until a stranger on the beach tells them to cast their net on the…
Just like sheep, we have gone astray! As we continue to discover how amazing Jesus’ good news for us is, Dave outlines what it means to be far from God, and how life changing it is therefore that God has brought us home to Him. To find out more what it means to become a Christian click here.
Ben Davies shared an excellent word about dying to self. He explained that Jesus although he was God submitted himself to the Father’s will and glorified God. It is the same for us when we die to self and live for God, we glorify him. What areas of your life do you need to die to self and live for God?
Arlo challenges us about what it means to truly live for God and understand His calling on your life. This looks different for all of us – allow God to speak to you about stepping out for Him as you listen to Arlo’s amazing story of transformation. What does it mean for you to be all out for God in your life today?
Dave continues our series on Encounters with God, looking at the life of Jacob (the deceiver). It’s amazing how long we can go on striving to win the approval of God and of people. But like Jacob learns we find freedom in embracing our true identity of those who belong to, and are chosen by God.
Relationships can be one of the most rewarding and most frustrating parts of life and we need a lot of help to get them right. The good news is that God has restored our relationship with himself 100% – and now He gives us His power to ‘do’ relationships in a whole new way. We can live with open hearts towards everyone we meet and everyone we know – we are marked by His grace and His love.
This challenging word from Sylvia teaches how we should choose to use our tongues to bless and not to curse. Looking at Luke 15 she tells the story of her own breakthrough in forgiveness and how we can find freedom though letting go of a grudge and choosing to not complain – being thankful.
In order to forgive like God does, the disciples asked for more faith! But Jesus says it’s not about how much faith you have, but what we do with your seed of faith. If you’ve got just a tiny bit of faith you can do and ask for what is impossible. Robin challenges us to look at how we live, who we follow and how well honour our amazing God with our lives.
People say the narrowness of the Christian life is scandalous! Can there really be only one way to God? As Dave unpacks this powerful message, we begin to see just how forgiving and open God is and how the door is narrow, but open to all! The big question is have we stepped through this door and turned our life over to God?