FORGIVENESS TAUGHT BY JESUS
B. The apostle Peter asked Jesus the question, “Lord, how may times shall I forgive
my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
C. Jesus responded with a lesson on forgiveness.
D. Let’s note the quantity, the necessity and the quality of forgiveness.
I. The quantity of forgiveness. Matt. 18:21-22
A. The teaching of the Jewish rabbis: up to three times
B. The graciousness of Peter: up to seven times
C. Jesus’ reply: seventy times seven ( every time)
D. The “I forgive” response.
II. The necessity of forgiveness. Matt. 18:23-35
A. Parable about forgiveness
1. A king forgave his servant a debt of ten thousand talents (approximately
$ 10 million).
2. This servant would not forgive a fellow servant for a debt of about $17.00.
3. Point of emphasize. Vv34-35
III. The quality of forgiveness. Matt. 18:35; Ephesians 4:31-32
A. Forgiveness is from our heart. With sincerity.
B. “Will the Lord forgive me?“ Matt 18:21-22. Do you agree with me that Jesus
practices what He preaches? Yes the Lord will forgive.