“Gospel Grace part IV” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in Church and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the Church which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: The Gospel Grace of Forgiveness

Text: Mark 2: 1-12

Theme: Jesus Christ has authority to forgive your sins.

  1. The Greater  ______________.
    1. Vv. 4-5
    2. In the paralytics’ case, his greatest need was sin forgiveness
  2. The Glorious ______________.
    1. He asks them a hard question, v. 9.
    2. Beyond saving my soul so that I may go to heaven when I die, why is forgiveness so important – more than healing a man’s paralysis?
  3. The Generous _____________.
    1. He came to do for us what we could never do for ourselves.
    2. The operative word here is FRIENDSHIP, which is a two-way street.

Questions for Further Study:

What is forgiveness?  A feeling?  Some kind of promise, pledge or commitment?   I John 1:9 may help guide in answering.

Why aren’t people today very concerned about having God’s forgiveness?

What aren’t they no longer exposed to that would sharpen their concern?  See Romans 3:19-20; 7:7.  If their wrongdoings didn’t bother their conscience, would they be concerned at all?

Biblically, is sin forgiveness more about getting guilt relief or restoring a relationship?

Jesus warns us, those who seek His forgiveness but fail to forgive others who seek forgiveness for their offenses against them, will not be forgiven.  Why?  Matthew 6:12, 14-15; 18:21-35.