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Lent 2017 Sermon Series: 3/5 to 4/9

"Forgiveness"

Celestin Musekura, co-author of "Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven" with L. Gregory Jones, says that forgiveness is at the heart of the Gospel. He's right. Jesus came to earth to show God's love through His life, death, and resurrection. What God offered the lost sinner was a restored relationship with God Himself, an avenue for the one who turned away from God to come back home. What makes this journey back to God possible? Forgiveness.

There is nothing harder than practicing forgiveness, or, as Dr. Jones explains in his book, "Embodying Forgiveness." Forgiveness isn't something we "do." It's the life we live, one that is centered on reconciliation and restored community with God and one another. Easy? Nope. Possible? Yes. But it's a process, a long and often painful yet supremely rewarding process.

Journey with us through Lent as we look at Christian authentic Forgiveness.

3/5/17 - Luke 15:11-32 - "The Alienation that Unites Us All"

3/12/17 - Psalm 51 & 139 - "The Intense Look into the Heart"

3/19/17 - Matthew 5:43-48, 7:1-6 - "Taking Center Stage"

3/26/17 - Luke 23:32-43 - "Leaving Our Ego Behind"

4/2/17 - Matthew 18:23-35 - "Unlocking the Prison Door"

4/9/17 - Luke 7:36-47 - "Living God's Vision

Easter Sunday Morning, 4/16/17

Colossians 3:1-4 & Acts 10:34-43

"When All Really Means All"

Previous Sermons:

"Grace"

1/15/17 - Genesis 22:1-18 - "The Significance of Grace for

the Small Human Mind" (Butch Byrum preaching)

1/22/17 - Genesis 3:1-24 - "Prevenient: Is That Even a Word?"

1/29/17 - Psalm 129:1-14 - "The Attractive Worm"

2/5/17 - Romans 5:12-21 - "Justifying Grace...I Can See the House!"

2/12/17 - Luke 19:1-10 - "When Salvation Comes to Your House"

2/19/17 - Romans 8:1-11 "Sanctifying Grace...Perfection!"

2/26/17 - Romans 8:12-17 - "Can I Really Know?"

"The Book of Hope: Revelation"

9/25/16 - Revelation 1:9-20 - Darkness Isn't Always Bad

10/02/16 - Revelation 2:8-11 & 3:7-13 - The Good

10/09/16 - Revelation 3:1-6 & 3:14-22 - The Bad

10/16/16 - Revelation 2:1-7 - The Ugly, Part 1

10/23/16 - Revelation 2:12-17 & 2:18-29 - The Ugly, Part 2

11/6/16 - Revelation 21:1-7 & 22:1-7 - When All is Said and Done

Homecoming 2016: Walking Backwards

"Facepalm Moments of Jesus"

8/21/16 - Reset the Default

8/28/16 - Take Thou Authority

9/4/16 - Drink From My Cup

"The Fight For Your Life: Conquering Fear"

7/17/16 - Be a Spirit Conspiracy Theorist

7/24/16 - Be Calm in the Storm

7/31/16 - Train on the Right Path

8/07/16 - Death Leads to Life

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