Frank Turk is a teacher worthy of honor. Why? Because he uses everyday language to explain the solutions to problems we face everyday. This time he hit me right in the face with my own propensity to sin. Way too often, we seek forgiveness rather than permission. Of course asking permission to sin, would be ludicrous, so in our rebellious heart we decide to do what WE WANT to do rather than obey his commandments in the first place. At the beginning, when sin is percolating in our soul. it is our own lust and selfishness, and rebellion that allow it to come to fruition, because we know we can always ask for forgiveness later. GOD FORBID such an attitude becomes the norm in our lives.
Mark Altrogge is a Pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He blogs regularly at The Blazing Center In his word, God commands us again and again to be […]
Justin Holcomb Justin Holcomb is an Episcopal minister (serving as the Canon for Vocations in the Diocese of Central Florida) and teaches theology at Gordon-Conwell-Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. You can read more […]
I have long been an admirer of Clint Archer. “Dr. Clint Archer has been the senior pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Durban, South Africa since 2005. He is a […]
In the eighteenth chapter of Matthew we find the disciples asking Jesus how many times we should forgive someone who offends us. “Should we forgive them seven times?” Jesus replied, […]