Sermons on Forgiveness

Sermons on Forgiveness

From hostility to Grace

When we’ve been wronged by someone in a personal way, it’s hard to overcome the shame that comes from a loss of agency. And that makes forgiveness or restoration all the more difficult. It makes bitterness and pain hard to beat. How can we continue to be life-giving and relationally healthy when inevitable wrongs rob us of something as important as dignity? Some ancient wisdom from the letter to Colossians sheds some light on that.

Passages

With God, every ending can be a new beginning. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Failure

Sin isn’t ultimately about breaking rules, but about breaking relationship. With God, failure doesn’t have to be final. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Losing Our Religion

Did Jesus overturn tables and drive out merchants because he was angry about people selling in the temple courts? Or was he confronting something even bigger? *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Guest speaker Chris Haydon shares a powerful message of how the Old Testament prophet Isaiah helped him to hear Christ’s call out of the wilderness of brokenness and into forgiveness, redemption, and new life. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Stuck in the Muck

If prayer is a space that God has given us to enjoy him and find purpose to life, what happens when prayer doesn’t work? Is it possible that we who struggle with prayer might find a happiness in God that would bring life to our inner selves and to those around us? Is there something God wants us to know about ourselves that could free us from the mundane, strengthen our souls in the face of difficulties and bring gladness…

The Promises, Practices and People of God

We are all made for relational connection, but are feeling more lonely and disconnected than ever. How does God help us build meaningful relationships with each other, even in the midst of a pandemic? How can the promises, practices, and people of God help to bring about lasting change in our lives? *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Another Mile

The past year has been filled with tension and strife. Everything that has happened on a national scale is affecting us all on a personal level as well. Is there something we could do as a church and as individuals that would enable God to help us bring healing to our places of work, our schools and our homes?

When It’s Time to Forgive

How do you forgive someone who has hurt you, or hurt someone that you love?  And how do you receive forgiveness?  How is God with us when it’s time to forgive?  What does He expect of us in moments like that?  And what can we expect of Him?   Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

What’s Grace Got to Do With It?

Grace sets us free to call out the best in each other and carry each other’s burdens. Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Grace Alone – Part 1

The grace that saves us is the grace that sustains us. Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Building, Changing, Revealing Grace of God

When many of us catch ourselves going in such a different direction than God, it prompts us to ask why we would want anything to do with God in the first place. If he’s not on my side or if he’s really not that interested in me, why should I be concerned with him?In Ephesians 2:1-10 the Apostle Paul revealed something that was so revolutionary about God at the time that a person couldn’t reasonably walk away from what he was…