Sunday, October 6, 2013

"Take Heart, Your Sins Are Forgiven”

"The fact of the matter is, dear Christian, that w/o God and His Word of forgiveness we are all paralytics. There is not a good work we can do, nothing that will last or help us, let alone anyone else, get out of this world alive. W/o Chris...t’s forgiveness, paralysis is the best we can hope for and hell is the just reward for the best of our human endeavors.

"But there is blessing even in this curse of paralysis. For in fact, being paralyzed was the best thing that ever happened to the nameless man our dear Lord healed according to Matthew’s Gospel lesson today. For it was his paralysis that prompted his friends to bring him to Jesus. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, 'Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.'”

To hear the entire sermon preached for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, "Take Heart, Your Sins Are Forgiven,” click on this link.

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