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sermons tagged 'forgiveness'

Job 9

Job 9
Jan 8th 2017

Elder Chuck leads the South Church family through the January 8th Old Testament passage from the Know.Gd reading plan.

"Have you considered my servant Job?" God had much to teach His creatures about who He is & who they are. To do so He called Satan to consider His...read >>

arbiter, Chuck Dobson, forgiveness, Jesus, Job, mediator, pain, patience, wrath
hope, Job, sorrow

The Gospel of Peace

Matthew 9.35
Dec 4th 2016

Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?

Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...read >>

enmity, forgiveness, gospel, Holy Spirit, hostility, Isaiah 9, John 14.6, love, peace, redemption, rescue, sanctification, sin, transformation, war
Gospel, Matthew, peace

Only The New Will Do

Matthew 9.14-17
Nov 6th 2016

"What sort of man is this?" That was the question that was asked of Jesus not long ago, and it's the very same question Matthew has been providing an answer for throughout his testament of God's Gospel.

On the heals of revealing to the Pharisees that God "desires...read >>

asceticism, bridegroom, change, fasting, forgiveness, humility, John the Baptist, joy, Judaism, marriage, new, new wine, pharisees, pride, religion, righteousness, ritual, transformation, wineskins
Jesus, Matthew, righteousness

Reclines With Sinners

Matthew 9.10-13
Oct 23rd 2016

In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>

compassion, discipleship, doctors, forgiveness, friend, heal, mercy, sacrifice, sick, sin, transformation
disciple, forgiveness, Matthew

The Power of God's Glory & Grace

Matthew 9.9
Oct 16th 2016

Are you stricken with sin? When you look upon your life, your past, your present... do you feel stuck in your situation?

Well, friend, there is hope... real hope. Though you & others may have labeled you irreparable, Jesus has not. He has the authority & power to...read >>

death, discipleship, forgiveness, hope, life, love, repentance, sin, tax, transformation
Jesus, Matthew, power

Forgiveness, Temptation & Evil

Matthew 6.12-15
Mar 6th 2016

"I know we're supposed to forgive everyone their sin against us, but..."

Ever heard or said that before? If we only realized what it reveals about the heart that holds tighter to sin that to its Savior.

So, is Jesus teaching a salvation by works here? That God's...read >>

evil, favor, forgiveness, grace, hope, love, power, repentance, sin, temptation
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Mercifully Happy

Matthew 5.7
Aug 2nd 2015

Are you merciful?

Unless the Lord has graciously walked you through each of the preceding Beatitudes... unless you've seen the depravity of your spirit, your inability to measure up to God's standard or even uphold your own... unless you've mourned the reality of...read >>

faith, forgiveness, grace, happy, hope, joy, love, mercy, patience
Beatitudes, Matthew, mercy

Contrite, Meet Christ!

Psalm 51
Feb 1st 2015

In the last three weeks of our Gospel Doctrine series we have:

1) met the I Am who is sovereign & supremely good above all, who has always been & ever will be;

2) learned that the I Am created us to behold Him, and, in beholding Him, to find our joy in Him, and,...read >>

Bathsheba, correction, cross, David, discipline, forgiveness, grace, guilt, hope, Jesus, just, love, mercy, murder, Nathan, penal substitution, rape, reproof
forgiveness, grace, sin

Sovereign Reconciliation

Genesis 45.1-15
Nov 16th 2014

It's a familiar request, one recited quite often by Christians around the world. But do we know what it means? Have we considered what we're asking of God:

"Forgive us as our sins AS we forgive others."

"Forgive us, Lord, the way that we forgive others."...read >>

affection, family, forgive, love, reconciliation, repentance, sovereignty
forgiveness, Genesis, sovereignty

Jacob's Guilt or God's Grace

Genesis 33
Jul 6th 2014

Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.

It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>

Esau, forgiveness, grace, guilt, Jacob, mercy, pride, promise, reconciliation, sin, trick, trust
forgiveness, Genesis, grace

The Giver And Not The Gift

Luke 5.17-26
May 11th 2014

Two thousand years ago Jesus, the Son of God, healed a lame man lowered from the ceiling by some very good friends. However, those legs have now long since turned to dust. But the healing this man received from Jesus didn't start, or stop with his legs. There was...read >>

divinity, fellowship, forgiveness, healing, hope, Jesus, John Knight, Mother's Day, prosperity gospel, salvation, sickness, suffering, supremacy of Christ
forgiveness, healing, salvation

Hallowing Him

Mathew 6.9-13
May 4th 2014

The Lord's Prayer. You've probably got it memorized, have said it hundreds of time, but do you have any idea what it means? what you're asking?

As we continue considering the core aspects of walking faithfully with Christ, of our sanctification, being set apart...read >>

answered prayer, blood, forgiveness, hallowed, hope, kingdom, Lord's Prayer, Romans 8.32, sovereign, trials
discipleship, prayer, sanctification

Known By Our Love

2 Corinthians 5.16-21
Jul 15th 2012

Is loving God easy, but loving others... not so much?

Do you find it difficult or impossible to forgive some people sometimes?

In a day and age where we're asked to 'like' just about everything, it's definitely time to discover the love of God, and your love for...read >>

Colossians 3, forgive, God, like, Lord's prayer, love, Matthew 5, others, reconcile, reconciliation
forgiveness, love, reconciliation

Baptism and the Righteousness of God

Galatians 5.1-6,13-14
Jun 24th 2012

Paul is hot under the collar, and for good reason. Thieves have snuck into his safe home and are disrupting the family of faith. How? Convincing them that their means to being justified (made Right in God's eyes) lies in their own hands, through law-keeping...read >>

baptism, forgiveness, holiness, hope, joy, justification, love, righteousness, sanctification, sin, works, yoke
Baptism, Galatians, Gospel

In the Flow of Blood and Water

John 19.31-42
May 27th 2012

...that you may also believe. That is why John's Gospel and history itself was written: That you may know life abundantly in the Rock of Jesus Christ, from whose side flowed streams of blood and living water.read >>

Adam, believe, blood, forgiveness, garden, Holy Spirit, John 19.31-42, Joseph, justification, Moses, Nicodemus, pierce, Rock, sanctification, side, struck, water
Gospel of John, John 19

Finished for His Father and For Us

John 19.28-30
May 20th 2012

Has sin run so deep, does it have you so guilty you rightly know that you absolutely do NOT deserve forgiveness?

I can't even forgive myself, how could a holy God forgive me?

What if you could be absolutely assured of forgiveness and peace? That's what we all need.read >>

cross, death, faith, Father, forgiveness, John 19.28-30, Luke 23.46, peace, Psalm 69.21, Son, stronger, wine
Gospel of John, John 19

The Rock Crumbles, The Christ Protects

John 18.15-27
Mar 25th 2012

The Savior proclaims & protects while the Rock denies & denounces any association with Him.read >>

denial, forgiveness, grace, humble, hypocrisy, John 18.15-27, Peter, Richard Sibbes, Rock
Gospel of John, John 18

Listen, Love, and really Live!

John 14.22-24
Aug 21st 2011

God is revealed in, to, and through those who love, keep, and do His Word.read >>

Father, forgiveness, grace, Jesus, Judas, love, obedience, obey, Peter, power, Word
Gospel of John, John 14

God the Son: Foot Washer

John 13.1-10a
May 22nd 2011

GRACE: Unmerited Favor

Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?

Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>

cross, foot, forgiveness, humility, Jesus, John, Judas, Peter, satan, service, wash
Gospel of John, John 13

Past Provisions for Future Faith

John 7.37-39
Jun 13th 2010

Wow!

The Apostle John, inspired by the Spirit of Jesus, paints a glorious picture for us today.

We'll call on several Old Testament passages & prophecies so we don't miss the glory of God in the face of His Son in today's display.

Just as the Feast of Tabernacles...read >>

Ezekiel, Ezra, forgiveness, gate, indwelling, Nehemiah, New Covenant, Spirit, temple, water
Gospel of John, John 7