In 2019, I accidentally tried something new. I preached the same sermon 20 times!
That sermon changed my heart (through repetition) and touched the lives of many listeners. I think I might be on to something! So, I have decided to speak on a single theme again this year. This time: Forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the world's greatest need. Present and growing in the character of every person who has met Jesus, forgiveness changes lives. Deeply shaped by the forgiveness I live within, I feel the tug of God on my heart to share my story of receiving, giving and teaching forgiveness.
I am working with Wayne Boehm from Hope Channel Australia to direct people, in the smoothest way possible, from my forgiveness sermon to the Forgive to Live website and the six part Forgive to Live Study Guide Series recently launched by Hope Channel. Make sure you use and share these webites. They are AMAZING!
In doing this six part series, I realised the journey of forgiveness I have been on is travelled by many people. I was made aware of places in which I was stuck because I needed to forgive. Perhaps you or people in your church are locked up in the prison of blame, shame or anger. Forgiveness is the answer and Christians have the best forgiveness story the universe has ever heard!
I'd like to challenge you to make forgiveness a consistent theme for this year. Loving Relationships is often the minimum factor in churches. Loving Relationships cannot happen without trust. And trust can only be regained through forgiveness.
If you'd like me to come share stories of forgiveness with your crowd, let me know.