The Forgiveness of Sins
June 20, 2014 • Luke 5:17-26 & Matthew 18:21-22
Unforgivable. That word sends chills up and down our spines, doesn’t it? Can there be anything worse than the prospect of never being able to start over, of forever being marked by something bad we did? Then again, is there anything more life-giving, more joyous than hearing that we can have a fresh start, that our sins will not define us forever? Just a couple of lines before it comes to an end, the Apostles’ Creed reminds us that we believe in “the forgiveness of sins.” Today on Groundwork we discuss this work of the Holy Spirit: our need for forgiveness, what we're confessing to believe about forgiveness, and the effect forgiveness has in our relationship with God and our relationship with each other.