This Sunday, we will close out our series on forgiveness by looking at what it means to live in forgiveness. We know what it means to live in shame, guilt and remorse—more than we care to admit. Yet, we have been redeemed. We have been called to live in the light. We are a new creation. As we read in 2 Corinthians 5, "The old has gone, the new has come … God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
Forgiveness is one of those things that is easy to receive, but so hard to give. And yet, Jesus says that if we refuse to forgive someone of their sins against us, He will refuse to forgive us of our sins. This Sunday, we will continue unpacking the theme of forgiveness by focusing our attention on the importance of extending forgiveness to others. Join us as we learn that "Forgiven People Forgive People!"
In Luke 7, Jesus utters some of the most beautiful words that anyone could ever hear. In fact, I would venture to say that all of us have longed to hear these words from Jesus at one time or another. As Jesus' feet are being wet with a "sinful" woman's tears and subsequently dried off with her hair, Jesus says to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Forgiveness is a beautiful thing. Forgiveness, as we will discuss this Sunday, is a gift. A gift we cannot earn, and a gift we cannot live without. Join us as we unpack Forgiveness and Forgiving.
This week, we will ask the question, "If forgiveness is a gift from God, how do we receive it?" After all, the gift of forgiveness and salvation is not like any other tangible gift. Join us Sunday as we unpack John 8 and learn how we can receive this incredible gift of God.