Why Can’t God Just Forgive?

Why can't God just forgive? What is the real need for the cross where Jesus was brutally, violently, and painfully executed through crucifixion. Why can't God just forgive? One of the most popular genres of television is the crime procedural, where police investigators use forensic science to solve murders. Just consider the success and duplication of shows … Continue reading Why Can’t God Just Forgive?

“When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully” • Acts 3:11-26 (Sermon)

April 7, 2013 • Listen Here –> When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully • Acts 3.11-26 (Revolution Series) How do you tend to react when confronted with or accused of an offense? Why is genuine repentance so hard? What is it about me that resists uncovering and owning my sin? How does repentance differ … Continue reading “When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully” • Acts 3:11-26 (Sermon)

Jesus, Help Me!

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch Christian whose family rescued Jews during World War II.  They were betrayed and arrested.  Corrie and her sister Betsy were sent to a Nazi concentration camp.  Betsy died there, but Corrie’s life was spared.  Several years after the war, she was speaking on the subject of forgiveness at … Continue reading Jesus, Help Me!

The Assurance of Forgiveness/Grace “Before” the Confession of Sin

"I found it a beautifully powerful thing to be assured of grace BEFORE confession." Historic Christian liturgy tends to begin with a song of praise, then move to the confession of sin, an assurance of pardon, a song of thanksgiving, the sermon, communion, songs of response and a benediction. Today at East Lanier Community Church, … Continue reading The Assurance of Forgiveness/Grace “Before” the Confession of Sin