Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Forgive Us Our Sins September 3-4, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Luke 11:2-4, Forgive Us Our Sins
Monday, Exodus 34:1-9, Moses Makes New Tablets
Tuesday, Psalm 32, The Joy of Forgiveness
Wednesday, Mark 2:1-12, Jesus Heals a Paralytic
Thursday, Matthew 18:23-35, The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Friday, Acts 2:37-42, The First Converts
Saturday, Colossians 2:6-19, Fullness of Life in Christ
What do these texts say about forgiveness?
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
[Jesus said,] “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.” Luke 11:4a
- We think we know what it means to forgive and be forgiven. Listen anew to God’s invitation and experience the fundamental transformation that comes when forgiveness is truly sought – and granted.
- Why is important for God to forgive us? Why is it important for us to forgive others? What happens when forgiveness is not offered or received?
- Tell a story of a time you felt the burden lifted when forgiveness was offered.
PRAY: Nothing escapes your notice, O Lord. Teach us what joy there is in releasing others from their debts as we have been so graciously pardoned. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
BLESS: May God bless you with forgiveness and reconciliation. Amen.