Tag: forgiveness

  • No Sin Beyond God’s Grace

    No Sin Beyond God’s Grace

    Is there any sin that God will not forgive? Can I commit any sin that God will not forgive?

  • Ascension and Pentecost III. The Gospel of Forgiveness

    Ascension and Pentecost III. The Gospel of Forgiveness

    One of the most important, and in many churches least emphasized, elements of Jesus’ post-resurrection teaching is the message of forgiveness. Yet, it is central to Jesus’ final instructions to His disciples, and it should be central to our message. As He prepared them for their forthcoming ministry, He said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld” (John 20:21–23).

  • Ascension and Pentecost I: A Unified Gospel Message

    Ascension and Pentecost I: A Unified Gospel Message

    On the traditional church calendar, the Easter season lasts 50 days, beginning with Easter Sunday and ending seven weeks later with the Feast of Pentecost. Easter and Pentecost are not merely bookends on a cycle of Scripture readings for Sunday worship. Along with the Feast of the Ascension (on the 40th day of Easter, 10 days before Pentecost), they provide a significant unified summary of the Gospel and its impact on the Christian’s life.

  • The Baptism of Our Lord: To Fulfill All Righteousness

    The Baptism of Our Lord: To Fulfill All Righteousness

    Jesus’ was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. Although He had no sins to confess and repent from, He took our sins upon Himself.

  • God’s Righteousness and Justice. II: Justice and Mercy Together

    God’s Righteousness and Justice. II: Justice and Mercy Together

    God is righteous and just, but He is also merciful. These qualities often work together. He forgives our sins, but we might have to live with the consequences of our wrongdoing.