Sorrow

Confession | Contrition | Forgiveness | Repentance | Sin | Sorrow | Worldliness

PARTLY SORRY FOR SINS I was driving down the road listening to a radio talk program and the host had become very sacrilegious in his clowning around about something. He facetiously said he needed to ask God for forgiveness. He asked the listening audience, “Does anyone out there remember the “Act of Contrition”. A few …

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Change | Grief | Obedience | Repentance | Sin | Sorrow

REPENT AND QUIT The children’s Sunday School teacher asked, “What does it mean to repent?” A boy responded, “It means being sorry for your sin.” But then a girl said, “It means being sorry enough to quit.” From a sermon by Rev. John Barnes

Children | Conscience | Emotions | Faith | Forgiveness | Grief | Repentance | Rest | Sorrow

HEART OF SORROW Godly sorrow has much greater influence to make the heart tender, than mere legal sorrow from selfish principles. The tenderness of the heart of a true Christian, is elegantly signified by our Savior, in his comparing such a one to a little child. The flesh of a little child is very tender; …

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Change | Children | Crime | Emotions | Grief | Guilt | Shame | Sin | Sorrow | Youth

FEELING SHAME A 16 -year-old Maryland boy who is serving time in a juvenile-detention center for sexually molesting his 9-year-old sister wants to go home. But before Montgomery county court officials will release him, the boy must convince his family that he feels an emotion that for decades has been either scorned as destructive to …

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Service | Compassion | Sorrow

“We who are strong have a duty to put up with the qualms of the weak without thinking of ourselves” (Romans 15:1). There is an old Oriental legend about a woman whose son had died: The grieving woman went to the mountaintop where the holy man lived. She told him of her sorrow, then asked, …

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