May Sermon Illustrations

May 13, 2010

A shamefaced employee was summoned to the office of the senior partner to hear his doom. The least that he could expect was a blustering dismissal; he might be prosecuted, and even go to prison for years. The old man looked straight at him and asked if he were guilty. The clerk stammered out that he had no defense. `I shall not prosecute you for the sake of those who love you,' said the old man. `If I let you stay, can I trust you?' When the surprised and broken clerk had given assurance and was about to leave, the senior partner continued: 'You are the second man who has fallen and been pardoned in this business. I was the first. What you have received I received. It is only the grace of God that can keep us both.'

Ps. 32. 1, 2; 2 Cor. 5. 19; Luke 7. 42, 43)

Subjects: Pardon, Forgivenss

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