Mid-Service Comments - A Repentant Sinner's Savior
Please find below Brett Harris' notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Read the passage he referenced and reflect on God's grace and mercy on repentant sinners.
Read Luke 7:36-50
Are you the sinner? Would others look at you and consider you untouchable, unsavable?
Or, are you like the Pharisee and you don’t recognize the depth of your sin? Do you understand that your sin has separated you from God? Your sin has made you a sinner, just like the woman in this passage?
Whether you see your sin as small or as great, you are still in the same place before God – a sinner worthy of the judgment of eternal death.
But God is a gracious and forgiving God. When we repent of our sins, he is able and just to forgive them. God sent his son to pay the penalty for our sin so that he can offer complete and total atonement for our sin.
When we repent of our sin, we can experience the grace and peace of God through his son, Jesus Christ.
Father, forgive us of our sins. Whether we think our sin great or small, we all need your forgiveness, your grace and mercy.
For those who do not know that they are sinners, we pray that you would open their eyes and minds to see that they have wronged you. They have loved the things that you hate and have hated the things that you love.
For those that do know that they are sinners, we pray that you would keep our hearts from getting hard toward your love. Help us to not forget that we have accumulated for ourselves a great debt that we cannot pay.
Remind us that the only way out of that debt is for you to forgive it. And that the only way for you to forgive is through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, your son.
Father, you are glorious and mighty. Your word will never fail, your love will never cease. Amen