Traveling the uneven road of life, we meet disappointments, letdowns, offenses, hurts, and calamities.What or who will determine whether these unwanted encounters will make us bitter or better?
With simple illustrations from the Bible and from history, this message inspires disciples to pattern after Jesus in servanthood, forgiveness, nonresistance and more.
When there is conflict in the workplace, discord in the family, controversy at church, dissension among the school board, friction at the sewing circle, disagreement between pastors, there are three options: flee, fight, or forgive. Which is the best choice? And how do we choose it?
Have you been forgiven much, or little? We tend to have a wrong view of how much we have been forgiven. Our perception of our own sins and God’s forgiveness will affect our willingness to forgive others. How we handle the offenses we encounter will have a direct effect on how God forgives us.
How do we deal with sin and the shame that comes with it? Many turn to substance abuse to dull the pain. Others try do do good works. But only through Jesus Christ can we be healed.
“How do you plead?” the judge asked. I swallowed. I hadn’t realized how difficult this would be. “Guilty,” I answered. Guilty. We have all felt guilty at one time or another. More than that, we have all been guilty.
How does a Christian respond when he's wronged or treat unfairly? He faces a choice to become patient or revengeful. Christ prayed for his tormentors "Father forgive them: for they know not what they do." Is this how we respond?
Family relationships, church relationships and life experiences can wound. How can we triumph over this pain, and be healed on Jesus' terms?
Bitterness is like a leech. It attaches itself to and feeds on you, draining the life from you. Bitterness is rebellion against God. How do you respond to life? Do you let the unpleasant circumstances make you bitter?
Christians ask, "Is Romans 7 about Christians, or unbelievers?"…In Romans, this chapter is a bridge between the life of sin and life in the spirit. Discover how God wants to enable us to keep His law, rather than being held in bondage by it.
Can a person choose which spirit will control him? Can anything be done to change the effects of a sinful ancestor on his descendants? Is there any hope for freedom from the bondage of sin? Learn what the Bible has to say about spirit possession and generational iniquity as you listen.
Unrighteous anger is a wound that must be healed, lest others be hurt. In surrendering our wills to God, healing comes. But God cannot and will not force us to surrender our wills. A thought-provoking sermon especially directed to parents
Broken covenants require atonement. But in our broken relationship with the Creator, Jesus shed His blood to redeem that covenant relationship—the blood of the Lamb of God, "which taketh away the sin of the world."
Have you been wronged by your friends or enemies? Are you miserable because of the wrongs that have not been made right? How much has God forgiven you?