Forgiveness

Forgiveness Made Easy

Jan 01

Forgiveness Made Easy   “Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”—Ephesians iv. 32.   THE heathen moralists, when they wished to teach virtue, could not point to the example of their gods, for, according to their mythologists, the gods were a compound of every imaginable, and, I had almost said, unimaginable vice. Many of …

Ephesians:4:32

“There is Forgiveness”

Jun 23

“There is Forgiveness.”   “But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.” — Psalm cxxx. 4.   HAVE you noticed the verse which comes before the text? It runs thus, “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” That is a confession. Now, confession must always come before absolution. “If we confess our …

Psalms:130:4

Divine Forgiveness Admired and Imitated

May 17

Divine Forgiveness Admired and Imitated   “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”— Colossians iii. 13.   To whom is this exhortation addressed? The apostle speaketh thus in the twelfth verse: “Elect of God, holy and beloved.” Here are three particulars. They …

Colossians:3:13

The Glories of Forgiving Grace

Aug 29

The Glories of Forgiving Grace    “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”— Ephesians i. 7.   LAST Sunday morning the subject was redemption, “Ye are not your own: ye are bought with a price.” The sequel to redemption is pardon: the text gives us that doctrine, …

Ephesians:1:7

The First Cry from the Cross

Oct 24

THE FIRST CRY FROM THE CROSS.   “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” — [Luke xxiii. 34.   OUR Lord was at that moment enduring the first pains of crucifixion; the executioners had just then driven the nails through his hands and feet. He must have been, moreover, greatly depressed, and brought into …

Luke:23:34

Forgiveness

May 20

Forgiveness   "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins."—Isaiah 43:25        There are some passages of sacred writ which have been more abundantly blessed to the conversion of souls than others. They may be called salvation texts. We may not be able to discover …

Isaiah:43:25