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Who loves more?

May 15, 2015 | Christ, forgiveness, fruit of the spirit, Gary Combs, God, jesus, love

“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have… Read more »

Acceptance

September 13, 2009 | 1 John 1:3 - 2:2 | acceptance, forgiveness

Acceptance. Whether you’re a teenager in Jr. High or moving into a new neighborhood, you want acceptance.
Do you ever feel distant from God? Does the shame and guilt of sin ever make you feel this distance? As if God doesn’t accept you any longer? What do we do as Christians when we sin?

In the apostle John’s first letter, he told his hearers that they could know and experience God’s love and acceptance as those who were in the “fellowship” of the Father and Son and with one another. We can know and experience the love and acceptance of God in our lives. The text gives three ways.

Let forgiveness flow

November 21, 2008 | forgiveness, reconciliation, science of forgiveness

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12 KJV). “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one… Read more »