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Sermons on Forgiveness

Lent 1

Lent 1 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinMark 1:9-13 Did we in our own strength confide our striving would be losing.Were not the right man on our side,The man of God’s own choosingDost ask who that may be?Christ Jesus, it is he and he must win the battle. This year marks my 37th Lent since I became a practicing Christian. And if I’ve learned…

Forgiveness

Pentecost +16Rev. Doug FloydMatthew 18:21-35 Matthew asks the question that God’s disciples sometimes ask in their hearts, “How many times must I forgive my brother?” Seven times? Jesus answers with the almost incalculable number seventy times seven. This number points to some complete or comprehensive forgiveness that knows no limits. Jesus tells the now familiar story of the king who forgives his…

Forgive Me

Pentecost +15 2020Forgive MeRev. Doug FloydSirach 27:30–28:7, Psalm 103, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 In our lessons today, we are encouraged to show mercy to one another, to refrain from judging each other’s faith, and to practice forgiveness. We continue to rehearse a pattern of loving one another in community even as we continue to cry…