John 20:19-23: Jesus Still Speaks His Forgiveness Today

The Lenten season is finished.  And yet, we don’t move on to something better, even though we have broken our Lenten fast with the Easter feast.  For what can be better for us than Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes our sins away? In our Gospel reading, we find Jesus still fresh from […]

Confession, Absolution, and the Spoken Word of Forgiveness

Often, Christians are confused about a Pastor speaking God’s forgiveness to others.  Some (i.e., Protestants) say that only God can forgive sins.  Such a statement is true, but neglects how God chooses to bring His forgiveness of others.  This short theological pondering by Pr. Futrell may help someone better understand what God’s Word teaches.   […]