TagForgiveness

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How Forgiving Can We Be?

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 15 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Listen to this short three-sentence phrase: “I forgive you.” Although this simple phrase consists of three short words, it is nevertheless very powerful. Generally speaking, forgiving those who have wronged us can…

Pentecost 15 Worship Preview

Then Peter came and said to him [Jesus], “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22) Since we all stand before the judgment of God, why do we…

Rev. Craig Ross
Climbing Out of the Pigpen

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY “I will get up and go to my father.”~~ Luke 15:18 (The Prodigal Son’s words from the pigpen.)  “Landing in a pigpen stinks.  But staying there is just plain stupid.  Don’t spend another minute in the pigpen.  It’s time to rise up”  ~~Max Lucado, Glory Days Do you ever struggle…

Rev. Craig Ross
Epiphany 7 Preview

But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also. (Matthew 5:39) In today’s first reading we hear, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Yet we know we cannot achieve perfection. Our attempts to love neighbors…

Rev. Craig Ross
Forgiveness

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL EPIPHANY 6 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church* sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven* times.  (Matthew 18:21-22) It was the question of the day this morning…

Rev. Craig Ross
Epiphany 6 Preview

Jesus said to the disciples:  “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times … but I say to you ….” Words that can strike fear in the heart of a Christian.  Jesus speaking about commandments, and reminding us that the standard of behavior may even be higher for us than what…

Rev. Craig Ross
What’s In a Name?

Pentecost 22 Traditional Sermon Her name is Terri Roberts.  So … what’s in a name like Teri Roberts?  Well, not very much, I suppose … unless you are the Teri Roberts who is the mother of Charles Carl Roberts IV … the person who shot ten Amish girls at Nickel Mines ten years ago, killing…