You find out what you really believe when others mistreat you. Sometimes the real test of your faith is what you don’t do.
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give […]
A few days ago I received an e-mail with a comment about these sermons on forgiveness: Since you started this series, I have made some important discoveries in my life, but am enjoying it all the same. Maybe ‘enjoying’ is not the right word, but I hope you know what I mean. It’s like you […]
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how […]
“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12 KJV). The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer seems simple enough, but simple things can sometimes be very deep. Everyone agrees that this is a difficult word from the Lord. It is hard to understand and even harder to apply. Our basic problem is […]
This is the first sermon in a series I never planned to preach. The story of how it came to be starts in February when I spent a week preaching at Word of Life Florida. One day I ate lunch with George Theis, former executive director of Word of Life. He told me about a […]