Category Archives: Forgiveness

Taking Umbrage

Seth Godin offers the following thoughts on Taking Umbrage, saying “The problem with taking offense is that it’s really hard to figure out what to do with it after you’re done using it. Better to just leave it on the table and walk away. Umbrage untaken quietly disappears.” [Source:]

The Bing Dictionary defines umbrage as “offense: resentment or annoyance arising from some offense.”

The inspired apostle said “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:4–7, NASB).

Sermon on “Pondering the Prodigal – II”

Here is a sermon, presented by Mark Mayberry at the Adoue Street Church of Christ in Alvin, Texas on Sunday morning and evening (9-30-2007), entitled “Pondering the Prodigal – The Elder Brother & The Father.”

If we have wandered from the faith and wasted our substance with riotous living, let us come to our senses and humbly return to the Father. Avoiding the self-pitying and self-serving disposition of the older brother, may we adopt the tender and tempered mindset of the Father.

MP3 (a.m.), MP3 (p.m.) and PDF (Long), PDF (Short) and PowerPoint


Sermon on “Pondering the Prodigal”

Here is a sermon, presented by Mark Mayberry at the Adoue Street congregation in Alvin, TX on Sunday morning (9/23/2007), entitled “Pondering the Prodigal.”

Through the parable of the prodigal, we observe the appealing nature and appalling wastefulness of sin. It is a momentary riot, which inexorably leads to ruin. Let us also recognize that restoration is predicated upon repentance. To enjoy God’s renewed favor, we must have a change of heart followed by a change of life.

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