These sermon ideas on forgiveness will help you preach a powerful message. Old or young, we will all experience moments in our lives where we need to both ask for as well as receive forgiveness. Help your church see the power of forgiveness with help from these sermon outlines.
When I served as pastor of a church in North Alabama during the early 1980s, there was an usher in our church named John. He was a sweet man who was always present in his regular spot to greet people and hand out bulletins, but John was a very troubled man. On several occasions, I met with him, and he began to weep as he told me that during World War II he had done something he thought was so evil that he was certain he had committed the unforgivable sin.
Psalm 133; Ephesians 2:11-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Michael Christopher's play The Black Angel haunts everyone who struggles for reconciliation. It involves Herman Engel, a former German army general who is trying to make a new beginning for himself and his wife outside a little French village. He has spent the last thirty years in prison, having been sentenced by
Genesis 50:15-21; Philippians 3:8-10
One second. One mistake. One firing of the missile in the midst of the war. The missile cannot come back. The weapon is now headed for you. And the one who fired it is on your side. It is war. Hit by friendly fire. And this is not Baghdad or the...