Blessed Are the Merciful

Although there is freedom in Christ, the unmerciful Christian is unable to walk in the full experience of this. This sermon exhorts us to examine our hearts and our actions so that mercy pervades our daily lives and we can receive the new mercies of God every morning. You will see that the biblical language for... Continue Reading →

The Blood of the Lamb

What nine plagues could not do, the blood did; indeed, the Israelites were finally set free from 430 years of captivity in Egypt because of the blood of lambs being applied to their homes that very first Passover. When John the Baptist declared Jesus the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, he... Continue Reading →

Totally Forgiving Ourselves

Many people carry guilt for failures that God has already forgiven them for. Instead of looking down in shame, we can look up to the God who is the lifter of our heads, standing in our identity as forgiven people. Instead of looking inwards at our past mistakes, we can look outwards and walk in... Continue Reading →

The Hallmarks of Forgiveness

Extending forgiveness may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do – but there is a breakthrough on the other side of that decision. Forgiveness cannot re-write the past but it does make it possible to pen a new and better future. Hurt people hurt people; forgiven people forgive people. This message... Continue Reading →

Choosing to Forgive Unjust Treatment

We can’t choose the treatment we receive but we can choose our response: we can choose forgiveness. We can choose forgiveness that isn’t based on the other person’s repentance, that doesn't excuse the behaviour and that recognises forgiveness may be something we have to repeatedly choose. We can choose to cancel the debt that is... Continue Reading →

The Prison of Unforgiveness

People may have attacked us, abused us, betrayed us, cheated us, mistreated us, ridiculed us and violated us; they may have done it deliberately, maliciously, viciously and even repeatedly – and without remorse. This can cause us deep pain – a pain we don’t make light of and a pain that God understands. But God... Continue Reading →

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