Great Sermon! As important as church membership is it is not required for salvation and gaining entrance into Heaven. The only requirement there is for salvation and gaining entrance into Heaven is for one to embrace Jesus Christ as ones Savior and Lord.
Forgiveness I'm not saying that I have been made perfect like Christ. What I am saying is that true forgiveness requires you to forget their transgression. True forgiveness requires you to clear away the scar tissue that the person transgressing created on your heart/mind/soul, by forgiving and forgetting. For example, if a wife is cheated on by her husband, and she never forgets what he did to her, she is not in a state of forgiveness. She still has the scar tissue on her heart, because she hasn't forgotten her husband's sin. She hasn't forgotten because she hasn't forgiven, and she hasnt forgiven because she hasn't forgotten. So the two are mutually inclusive; you cannot do one without the other.--- Am I saying that we can forgive and forget through our own inherit goodness that naturally dwells in us? I am not. God is love, and we need God to forgive each other.--- If you are truly forgiving your enemy, you are not keeping a physical record of wrongs, and you are not keeping a mental record of wrongs, because the physical and mental recordkeeping are the same things. When Jesus died for our sins, God fully forgot our sins, because Jesus atoned for them. God will not remember our sins when Jesus has already died for them. My email is Butterfield916@gmail.com if you want to email me
Great Sermon! Johnathan, please check to make sure I am not misrepresenting Scripture, but I believe the two passages outside of I Corinthians 13 are addressed to or by God Himself. He is not limited by human nature or flesh, and He absolutely can choose to forget. Are you saying that you do not remember a single time in your life when someone sinned against you? That is an honest question, and I am not trying to stir the pot for the sake of an argument. If so, please share with me the Scriptures that helped that take place. I would be very interested in that. Not keeping track of wrongs is different that actually and fully forgetting something. It's like my enemy saying something unkind, but I do not keep a notebook with hash marks in it so I know exactly how many times he/she has done that specific thing. If we could be perfect on our own, we would not need the indwelling of the Holy Ghost to sanctify us or the blood and resurrection of Christ to save us.
Forgiveness Forgiveness IS forgetting:
"Love does not keep a record of wrongs"
"For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more."
Isaiah 64:9 Be not angry, Jehovah, until exceeding, and do not remember iniquity forever. Behold! look, please; all of us are Your people.
Great Sermon! Awesome. Love your sermons. Anybody having problems downloading? My phone downloads as .mpga files and its not named right. Makes it difficult to find and listen to after downloading and therefore causes playlist issues.. maybe I'm the only one?
Amen! What an amazing and Spirit-filled sermon! I'm married and was searching for something to begin the healing in my marriage and just as always, God was right on time! He lead me to this sermon and though His Word, I proclaim our marriage will never be the same again!
A Must Hear Sermon on Sharing the Gospel! May this message reach to the ends of the earth and be an encouragement to all about the importance of sharing the Gospel! God has blessed our family these past couple of years through fostering children and sharing the Gospel to all who have come into our home. We are currently in the process of "legally" adopting our 2 beautiful girls that came into our life over a year ago. This message has hit a lot of the issues that we have seen while fostering and adopting. This message has so much wisdom and truth that I have to listen to it over and over again. -with GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s love, The Bulow Family of 7
A Classic! What do God's children do with this kind of truth? We say Amen, and conduct ourselves accordingly. Away with the lie of "separation of church and state". Brother Voddie illustrates the absurdity of the prevailing mindset on this issue. Another "must hear!"
Great Sermon! Great Sermon... in light of some other things I am hearing preached nowadays.. this sermon firmly puts the fovus back on God.. and the things He will do despite us... thanks for making your sermons available..
Great Sermon! Thank you, Brother Voddie. This sermon destroys the notion that the future of America or the future of this universe hinges on the Nov '12 election. Marxist vs Mormon...no need to worry. Jesus is on the throne.