Forgiveness sounds good…but…
September 17, 2023
A Christian knows: We are to forgive others as we have first been forgiven by God. We pray weekly, if not daily, as we pray “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
This Fall we are pondering the gap between Sunday and Monday, the gap between faith and life, the gap between the teachings of Jesus and the messy world we live in. Forgiveness is ground zero for this tension: it is beautiful to talk about, but quite hard to implement.
In this sermon, Pastor Rob reflects on the tough parable of the forgiven yet unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35). This parable exhorts us to forgive others. Not only is this hard, but frankly, forgiving someone might look different depending on the relationship and what they’ve done. In all cases though, Jesus gives us the gifts we need to swim along in the ocean of God’s forgiveness.