Sermon Audio: 221113_1159

Sermon Transcript: Sermon November 13 2022

Worship Bulletin: 2022-11-13 Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity – Online

Children’s Bulletin: 58 Trinity 22

Readings:  Micah 6:6-8; Philippians 1:3-11; Matthew 18:21-35

Walking humbly with our God and forgiving one another

 With what shall we come before the Lord (Micah6:6) who forgives all our sins, and how often shall our fellow Christians sin against us and we forgive them (Matt.18:21)?  Our gracious God on high does not need our “burnt offerings” or “thousands of rams” (Micah 6:6-7), which we could legitimately offer in thanksgiving.  He is the Savior who gave His only-begotten Son for our transgression.  He offers the fruit of His body, once hanging dead on a cross but now living and giving life in His holy Meal, for the sin of our souls (Micah 6:7).  Because He releases us from our enormous debt of sin against Him, we need not imprison our fellow sinners with our lack of love and refusal of forgiveness (Matt. 18:24, 27, 30).  As partakers of His grace, we yearn for one another “with affection of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:8).  As forgiven sinners, “filled with the fruit of Christ’s righteousness,” our “love may abound more and more, with knowledge and discernment” (Phil. 1:11, 9), for He leads us “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with [our] God” (Micah 6:8).