First Baptist Church Statesboro
Father Forgive Them . . .
February 27, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Luke 23:23

Father Forgive Them . . .

February 27, 2022 / Luke 23:23

Father Forgive Them . . .
Seven Sayings from the Cross (Part 1)
Luke 23:34

I went on, and my attention was next taken by these words : And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. I stopped: I was stabbed to the heart, as if pierced by a five-inch nail. What did the verse reveal to me? Shall I call it the love of the heart of Christ? Shall I call it His compassion? I do not know what to call it. I know that with an unspeakably grateful heart, I believed. Through this simple sentence I was led into the whole of Christianity.

–Ishii was a man desperately in need of forgiveness…found it

Main Thing to Know:

When I forgiveness, I can forgiveness

1. Forgiveness reveals the of God

2. Forgiveness reveals the of sin

But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through [the law], so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. (Romans 7:13)

The Slippery Slope of Sin:

Sin
Rationalize Sin
Internalize Sin
Normalize Sin
Legalize Sin

3. Forgiveness reveals the of us all

Who Needed Forgiveness?

Soldiers needed forgiveness
Crowd needed forgiveness
Disciples needed forgiveness
We needed forgiveness

The Forgiveness of the Father:

for

for

Do you need forgiveness….?

 

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