Sermons on Forgiveness

Sermons on Forgiveness

Nov. 16/17: The Compassion of God

Have we reckoned with the scale of the seriousness of unforgiveness? The world is perishing, we have been given a message of forgiveness, but sometimes we act as though we’d rather they didn’t hear it! Readings from this service: Jonah …

Nov. 9/10: Grumpy About Grace

Grace just outrages us sometimes. From a human perspective it seems unfair and we like (other) people to get what they deserve. Jonah echoes the psalm, knowing that God forgives, perhaps also, like the psalm, he was looking for some …

Nov. 2/3: Repent!

Grace just outrages us sometimes. From a human perspective it seems unfair and we like (other) people to get what they deserve. Jonah echoes the psalm, knowing that God forgives, perhaps also, like the psalm, he was looking for some …

Oct. 13: The Storm Calms

The Psalm imagines the believer reaching their desired haven. Ironically, in some ways, this will be the last place Jonah wanted to be. The calming of the storm reveals to the men that Jonah’s god is in fact The God …

Oct 5/6: Fleeing from God

We now find out that Jonah is not only fleeing from the task God gave him, but indeed from God himself. We cannot escape God, who does exactly as he wants and indeed sometimes even calls us to preach forgiveness.…

Sept. 28/29: Fleeing from the Job

We’re not told why Jonah flees, we’re only told what he flees from—the job that God gave him. Later he claims he was fleeing from the job because he knew it would succeed. Like us, Jonah struggles with many aspects …