Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’

Reacting In Rage

Life can be filled with awkward and embarrassing moments.  I remember when I was about 13 years old when I was at a youth camp, we were learning all sorts of new skills.  My favorite was archery.  I picked it up very fast that first day and even our counselor was impressed.  The next day…

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Responding to Perfect Love

Last week we began a new series on the theme of love. The need for love is a powerful thing isn’t it? I mean everyone needs love. Even the toughest of men who act as if they don’t need anything or anyone still crave to be loved by someone. That is why every action film…

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Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

How do you react when you are wronged? Do you feel sorry for yourself? Perhaps you become angry? Maybe you don’t blow up but you become critical and judgmental of the one who offended you? Do you develop a complaining spirit? Perhaps your personality is to bottle it all up inside? Do you replay the…

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Whose Sons & Daughters Are You?

The Setting (37) Jesus’ public ministry was marked by increasing levels of conflict and opposition from the religious leaders of his day, the Pharisees. It was ultimately this conflict which God used to bring to pass his plan eternal plan for Christ—that he would suffer a violent death as the penalty for sin and become…

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Finding Freedom That Lasts

Have you ever felt trapped?  Perhaps you reached a low point in a particular inner spiritual struggle where you said to yourself:  “I’m tired of reacting/saying/thinking/doing _______ and I’m going to make a change in my life!”  But before you knew it, you were repeating the same cycle all over again! If Satan can get…

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The Compassionate Forgiver

In our text John 8:1-12 we read of a woman caught in an adulterous relationship who is dragged to Christ.  Through this story we see Christ revealed as the Compassionate Forgiver! We all need to  receive that forgiveness that only He can offer. In these verses we will discover five attitudes that unlock for us God’s response to…

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Believe The Witnesses

We find in our text today the continuation of Christ’s dialogue with the religious leaders. They were questioning what authority he had to do the things He was doing. They were specifically concerned with Christ breaking the Sabbath by “working” to heal the cripple man at the Pool of Bethesda (5:1-16). Jesus told them why…

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How Can A Loving God Send People To Hell?

This is a difficult question for a number of reasons: A. Personal Perspectives—no one likes to think about punishment, especially final personal punishment. B. Personal Experiences—many people struggle because of negative encounters in which the fear of Hell was used in an effort to scare people into making a religious commitment. Some common objections to…

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