Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4930 Old Lohman Rd., Jefferson City, Missouri, 65109

Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Bible Study on "Forgiveness" Underway

Our Winter Bible Study got underway last night, looking at the subject of "Forgiveness: The Key that Sets You Free," by Dr. Mac Brunson, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. It is a video study of the Book of Philemon.

Dr. Brunson (via DVD) did an outstanding job of setting the scene for understanding the Book of Philemon, and zeroing in on the fact that the church is the "gathered body of the redeemed - the forgiven."

Do we actually think of ourselves in that way? We have been forgiven by a holy and righteous Lord who reached out to us in our sin and lostness. We didn't deserve it, but He forgives us if we'll only ask and receive. Jesus did all that was necessary for us to be forgiven!

Since that is true, we ought to relate to one another with a keen awareness that we are forgiven people - and cannot withhold forgiveness from our fellow-sinners. If a holy God will forgive us, how can we not be willing to forgive?

There are three more sessions to this important study: Sunday nights February 20, February 27, and March 20, at 6:00 PM, during our Evening Worship service. Please come and open yourself to what God would say to you on the matter of "forgiveness."

Pastor Brian