forgiveness

Lesson 4: What Do Christians Expect From Our Churches?

Lesson 4: What Do Christians Expect From Our Churches?

Perhaps it is time we recognize the Church is a peace movement. God comes to Father Abraham disgusted at the violence that has damaged his creation. Lamech epitomizes the brutality when he brags to his two wives that he has killed a man for wounding him and a young man for slapping him. After his […]

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Lesson 10: The Forgiveness of Sin

Lesson 10: The Forgiveness of Sin

At first, it might seem strange that belief in the forgiveness of sins appears so prominently in the Creed. Sin is not a popular topic in the modern world. To acknowledge a mistake is a sign of weakness. A failure is simply a learning experience on the way to success. We should be emphasizing the […]

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Lesson 15:  Forgiveness – A Way to Healthy Relationships

Lesson 15: Forgiveness – A Way to Healthy Relationships

There are two ways to understand forgiveness. The first focuses on it as a law that calls on us to repress our natural human instincts in order to do what God wants. It usually ends up either dividing people between those who obey and those who do not. Or, it promotes confession of sin over […]

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Lesson 8: Faith – Biblical Support

Lesson 8: Faith – Biblical Support

Let me list the points our discussion has made so far: Faith is trusting God. It includes trusting also the goodness of his creation. That means we must trust God’s love in spite of what we observe humans doing to one another and what we remember they did to Jesus. To trust God is to […]

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