Messages about forgiveness


Authentic Forgiveness

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: forgiveness, healing, Hope, restoration

What do we do with all of the pain and the horror of wrong doing that has been committed against us? In a short, memorable parable, Jesus shows his disciples (and us) the profound secret and pathway to total forgiveness. For followers of Jesus, unforgiveness is not an option, but how does one find a place of authentic forgiveness?  Text: Matthew 18:15-35; Leviticus 19:18; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13


We Need Your Help

Topics: community, fellowship, forgiveness, love

We need God’s help. Then through fellowship (koinonia), we also help each other. As Jesus loves us, so we love one another. As Jesus forgives us, so we forgive one another.  Text: Psalm 70:5, Acts 2:42


The Greater Debt?

Topics: forgiveness, sin

The sinful woman is a woman Jesus would have us emulate, in regards to her contrition and expressive love and thankfulness towards Jesus.  Text: Luke 7:36-50


Weaverland and me…locusts DO NOT have the last word!

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: forgiveness, healing, Life, restoration

Brokenness often swarms our world like locusts, devouring vitality and life. Locusts, however, do not have the last word. Consider how life can be restored as one encounters Christ. Text: Joel 2:21-29


Forgiven People Forgive

Topics: forgiveness

Description: Some persons punish those who offend them by withholding forgiveness. Jesus teaches that His followers must decide to forgive because God forgave them in full.  Text: Matthew 18:21-35


Is It a Match?

Topics: Anger, Character of God, forgiveness

Do my actions many times look like Jonah? Do my actions and beliefs match that of the Lord God’s? Would our testimony to the world be more effective if it were a closer match to God’s?

Text: Book of Jonah; Exodus 34: 6-7


Last Things

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Bitterness, forgiveness, legacy

King David, reveals his humanity on his death bed from a snapshot hidden within a larger story. What might David’s “last will and testament” teach us how to live? Text: 2 Samuel 16:5-14; 19:16-23, 2 Kings 2:1-10