Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Father's Forgiveness (Audio)

In my last blog entry I conveyed the importance of forgiveness and how it needs to be what we as Christians are all about. I used a passage found in the Gospel of Mark where Jesus chases the money changers out of the Temple and curses the fig tree that wasn't bearing figs to convey that outward appearance can look well and good, but without faith and forgiveness it doesn't bear any real fruit and becomes empty ritual.

It is in the vein of that story in scripture that I preached on a bit of a personal story of my father and I, where on the surface it looked as though we had a solid relationship, but deep down there was bitterness on my part that prevented me from having the kind of relationship with my father that I needed to have. I am thankful that today he and I have a good relationship and it seems to be getting better and better. But the forgiveness my father demonstrated toward me is just a small glimpse of the forgiveness our Father in heaven has for us.

And with that being said, here is this morning's sermon. Please let me know what you think and feel free to share it with others. Have a blessed Father's Day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Chris. That was a three hanky, at least. By the way, feel free to come over and mow the lawn - any time. And I'll follow behind with the red plastic mower . . .