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When You Are Unfairly Accused

You find out what you really believe when others mistreat you. Sometimes the real test of your faith is what you don’t do.

Text: Matthew 5:11
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Father, Forgive Them

Here is part of an email from a friend: Do you have any suggestions for getting rid of bitterness? What […]

Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Letter From a Friend

To understand forgiveness, consider Jesus on the cross. In his dying moments He uttered words that still ring across the centuries: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Even as he said those words, the crowd laughed, mocked, cheered, jeered. They taunted him. When he died, the people who put him to death were quite pleased with themselves. No one seemed very sorry. No one said, “I was wrong. This is a mistake.” And yet he said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” That is precisely what we must say if we are going to follow Jesus.

Text: Romans 15
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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The Final Step: Blessing Your Enemies

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who […]

Text: Luke 6:27-36
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Is Total Forgiveness Realistic?

A few days ago I received an e-mail with a comment about these sermons on forgiveness: Since you started this […]

Text: Ephesians 4:29-32
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Judge Not!

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the […]

Text: Matthew 7:1-5
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Forgiveness and the Lord’s Prayer

“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12 KJV). The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer seems […]

Text: Matthew 6:12
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Forgiveness: Healing the Hurt We Never Deserved

This is the first sermon in a series I never planned to preach. The story of how it came to […]

Text: Matthew 18:21-35
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness