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Forgiveness isn’t Failure | FOUNDRYsermon

No one likes to fail. Failure means many different things. There are ways we can positively spin it, by learning what doesn’t work and what we can’t do, but failure is never an anticipated outcome. And for some people, forgiveness means owning failure and all the emotions that come with it. This week we are digging into a story of forgiveness that ends up growing and growing. It starts in the gospel of Luke by Jesus answering a question. Luke 7:41-43  (NLT) 41 Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other. 42 But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?” 43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.” “That’s right,” Jesus said. First, the idea of failing in a financial situation is one that frightens all of us. And these aren’t necessarily small numbers. The larger sum is equal to an entire years wage. Add typical 1st-century interest rates, we are talking the equivalent of nearly 18 months of wages. But Jesus puts the whole conversation not in one of debts and repayments, but in a conversation about love. Groundbreaking stuff. But the larger truth lies in the idea of forgiveness, and the story is much bigger than these two verses. Forgiveness of debt is the closest parallel in the New Testament to for us to understand the operation of the forgiveness of sin. Forgiveness is a gracious release of indebtedness to God.... read more

What You Create Creates

  What is your favorite story? We all have the ones we love to tell. The ones our friends know, the ones that tell about what’s important to us, and the ones that tell stories about how we became who we are. Jesus taught in stories. He taught what was important and what was complicated in stories. We call them parables, but Jesus told stories that created a world we can identify with and find ourselves in. We are all characters in his stories. We are starting our conversation about Jesus and His parables with Matthew 13. This is the parable of parables. Jesus opens up and explains things, tells why stories matter and what it means to hear these stories. Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. 2 A large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat there and taught as the people stood on the shore. 3 He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. 4 As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. 5 Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. 6 But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. 8 Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and... read more

The Highway to The Heart

Have you ever thought something was simply too much? What about too big? At Foundry, our vision statement is Jesus is Big Enough. But what exactly does it mean for us to live into this phrase? We all hit situations in life where things get rough. It can get easy to be overwhelmed. For others, we have a hard time letting Jesus be big enough. This week in worship we are talking about how Jesus navigates us through the terrain of life and brings us near the heart of God. John 1:6-18New Living Translation (NLT) 6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. 14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. 15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after... read more

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