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From Forgiven to Forgiving

August 27, 2017 Speaker: Ben Ito Series: Special Services & Stand Alone Sermons

Passage: Matthew 18:21–18:35

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Matthew 18:21-35

  • An Unlimited Debt Forgiven (vv.23-27)
  • A Little Debt Demanded (vv.28-30)
  • A Servant Reprimanded (vv.31-35)

Summary: Christ says there should be no limit to a Christian's forgiving of others (18:22) because God has forgiven every believer infinitely more than their fellow brother will ever owe them. 

Cross References:

  • Our Debt of Sin to God (Ps. 38:4; Ps. 40:12; Ps. 130:3-4)
  • The Compassion of God (Ps. 86:5, 15)
  • The Gospel is the Power to Forgive (Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13; Luke 17:3-4; Luke 7:41ff.)
  • God Chastises the Unforgiving Christian (Matt. 6:14-15; Mk. 11:25-26)

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