RADIO SERMON PART THREE..FORGIVENESS
This is part three of a radio sermon I preached in 1994.
Luke 6 verse 37 "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn
not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be
If somebody wrongs you, our Bible tells us we have to forgive
them. If you wrong someone, you need to ask for forgiveness.
Something happened to me over two years ago at a church. This
particular church was having a series of meetings..."revival" it
is called. The singing was great and the evangelist started
preaching; he went on and on and on. Finally, the invitation
song was being sung, and there, on the back bench nearby me was
an old man. At the invitation song, the old man got up and went
out the door. The Lord spoke to me, and said, "Go see about
him." So, I too, got up and went out. I found him, he had lost
control of his bladder, and his pants was wet. He was so upset,
he couldn't even find his car. I helped him, reassured him, and
prayed for him. He had lost his wife and was missing her. About
three months later, this man went on to be with Jesus. As I
prayed for him that night, the love and compassion of Jesus was
so real and so strong.
The next night at the "revival", the evangelist stated, "Y'all
should have been here last night. I had them under conviction so
bad, they were running out the back door!" The "y'all" he
referred to was the old man and me. Recently, I called this
evangelist, and told him what had happened. He was very contrite
and humbled by what I told him. I had already forgiven him
because I knew what the Lord did that night.
1 Corinthians Chapter 12 speaks of spiritual gifts given by the
Spirit: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, gifts of
healing, working of miracles,prophecy, discerning of spirits,
divers kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues. You must be
a willing vessel for the Lord to give you those spiritual gifts
for use in the building up of his kingdom.
Irvin L. Rozier