Grace, Joy and Forgiveness

Posted: October 16, 2006 in Everything

Yesterday’s sermon was entitled: A Community of Grace, Joy and Forgiveness. The genesis of my thinking on this subject lies in a phone call I recieved over two years ago from a distraught, hurting young woman. Honestly, in the preparing and even the preaching of the sermon I thought it was one of the worst sermons I had ever put together.

The response from the congregation said otherwise–show’s you what I know. The response was overwheleming in fact!

Anyway, for those of you wanting to dig deeper, I commend to you F. Leron Shults’ The Faces of Forgiveness. Leron is a brilliant scholars with two Ph.D’s. He is also very involved in the Emergent conversation and a native Texan, though you’d never know it when you meet him. Currently, Shults is professor of Theology at Adger University in Norway.

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Comments
  1. Brent says:

    I didn’t overspeak yesterday. One of your best Gospel-speaks (at least that I’ve heard). Always good, but this one especially seemed like it came from the heart. True kerygma is like that 🙂

  2. ClayMan says:

    I thought it was amazing, as well. And I thank God that Bering has you!

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