On four Sundays from January 30 through February 20, 2022, Pastor Linda offered a sermon series on “Can We Forgive?”. Many people requested her text, so she has provided it to us.
In Christianity, we are called to forgive – yet it can be so difficult, and it can take years to accomplish. This series looks at the reasons we forgive, the steps of forgiveness, the myths surrounding forgiveness, and the benefits of forgiveness. (For each of the four parts listed below, click the book symbol to view, print, or download the text.)
- Part One: We learn what forgiveness is, and is not, and consider the consequences of forgiving someone. (Hear this sermon in the Jan. 30, 2022 service video, at 20:30.)
- Part Two: We hear Jesus’s perspective on the importance of forgiveness, as he weaves it into his template for prayer that we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” (Hear this sermon in the Feb. 6, 2022 service video, at 23:15.)
- Part Three: We learn three of the four steps of forgiveness.
- Part Four: We see that in following God’s example of forgiveness, we can resolve issues with love and humility. (Hear this sermon in the Feb. 20, 2022 service video, at 27:30.)