Tag: forgiveness

The Written and Necessary Message of Repentance and Forgiveness (Part 3)

Remission of Sins…

That brings us to the next part of our text: “that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations…” (emphasis added). Because forgiveness is the greatest need of mankind, Christians have the greatest news to proclaim!

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The Destructive Nature of Vengeance (Judges 15-16)

If someone were to ask me, “What is the most vivid biblical illustration of the destructive nature of revenge that you can think of?” I think my answer would be, ‘The narrative of Samson and the Philistines.’ For the most part, the entire narrative has these two parties going back and forth at one another until it leads to both Samson and thousands of Philistines being killed.

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Getting Up When You Fall

Often times it is the most zealous of believers that struggle with getting back up after they fall. For them, falling, in whatever form it may take, feels like debilitating failure. They know the holiness of God (1 Pet. 1:16); they know the price that Jesus paid for their sins (Acts 20:28); they know how serious evil is (Prov. 8:13); and, in light of all that, they can’t believe they made whatever mistake they made.

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Too Far Gone? (Jeremiah 3:16-18)

Was the breach irreparable? Was the relationship irreconcilable? Had Israel, to use language from chapter three, backslid so far past the point of no return that any previous promises that God had made towards them or any future plans that God had for them were annulled? Not according to Jeremiah chapter three. Amidst the calls to repent and the promises of forthcoming judgment came a declarative promise of future restoration.

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