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The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Long Story Short — Parables of Jesus

Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: May 21, 2017

We all love good stories - especially when they are short and punchy. Jesus was the master storyteller. Many times throughout the Gospels, he told short stories, called parables, that left challenging and life-changing impacts on the listener's life. Join us as we walk through some of Jesus' parables. Long Story Short. January 29th - April 9th at Grace Point Church

Title - The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 

 


Matthew 18:21 - 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times? 

 


Quote - “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” CS Lewis 

 


Matthew 18:22-22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. 

 


Matthew 18:23-23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 

 


Matthew 18:24- 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 

 


Matthew 18:25-25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 

 


Matthew 18:26-26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 

 


Matthew 18:27-27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 

 


Matthew 18:28-28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 

 


Matthew 18:29-29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 

 


Matthew 18:30-30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 

 


Matthew 18:31-31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 

 


Matthew 18:32-33-32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 

 


Matthew 18:34-34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 

 


Matthew 18:35-35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” 

 


Luke 17:3-4- 3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” 

 


Stage One 

 


Watch Yourself (Volf) 

 


Talk To Them (Augustine) 

 


Start The Forgiving Process 

 


Stage Two 

 


Colossians 3:12-13-12Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 

 


Confession 

 


Compassion 

 


Repentance 

 


Redemption 

 


Restitution 

 


Reconciliation 

 


Restoration 

 


Matthew 18:35-35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” 

 

 

Sunday Liturgy 
21 May 2017 
Call To Worship// Adoration 
Mighty Hand Of God : Citizens & Saints 
Confession Of Sin 
‘We Have Not Forgiven Others’ 
Assurance Of Pardon 
Before The Throne: Modern Post 
Thanksgiving//Profession Of Faith 
I Stand Amazed: Chris Tomlin 
Scripture//Message 
Matthew 18:21-35 
Commitment//Sacrament 
I Need You : Zimmerman 
Sendeng Forth 
My Soul Knows: Zimmerman 

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