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Sermons about Unforgiveness
Primary Claim: Sin is the most persistent barrier to effective prayer.
We are told that God's grace can never be taken away or withdrawn. However, the Biblical case for this is often not as straightforward as we are led to believe. In fact, there is something that can place God's grace out of our reach. Find out what it is. Jn 10:27-28; Ro 8:35-39; Jas 4:1-2; Eph 2:1-9; Mt 18:23-35; 1Jn 4:7-21
Unforgiveness leads to bitterness which ultimately leads to the death of a marriage unless dealt with
The bible instructs us to confess and repent of sin, in a similar way we collect trash, dispose of it, and take it to the curb, to be picked up and never seen again. In this sermon we addresses the sin of bitterness, specifically in marriage. If it is not confessed and repented of, it will becomea deadly root that will not only destroy your heart but also your marriage!
1. INTRODUCTION TO FORGIVENESS ● What is Forgiveness? ● Our Experience and Understanding of Forgiveness ● The Blessings of Forgiveness 2. GOD'S UNFOLDING PLAN AND GLORY ● Forgiveness and the Sovereignty of God ● Forgiveness and the Gospel of Jesus Christ ● Forgiveness and our Fellowship in the Holy Spirit 3. Walking in Forgiveness ● Live a Christ-centered Life (see Colossians 3:1-17) ● Repent and Pray ● Seek Godly Wisdom, Healing, and Protection ● Bear with One Another and Forgive One Another
I think the innkeeper in the Christmas story gets a bad rap. He has been portrayed as the bitter villain who refuses to put up a pregnant lady and is so rude as to say, "No room!" (Would it freak you to out to know that the innkeeper isn't mentioned anywhere in scripture and that we just made him up?) For some reason, it's so easy to point out the bitterness in someone else's life and to completely overlook the lack of forgiveness in our own.
There is something that we all covet-something that we will fight to hold onto at almost any cost. It's called unforgiveness and the unfortunate thing is that it will destroy us. While there is a innate human desire to retain the right to get even with those who have wronged us, the physical, psychological, and spiritual cost is just too high. Satan will use it to wreak havoc in our relationships and ultimately rob us of all joy. Matt 6:9-15; John 10:10; Gen 4:1-8, 17-24; 1John 3:8
We may need to understand what Forgiveness is NOT before we can embrace real Forgiveness for others.