Matthew 18:21-35 (719)
A. Questions about forgiveness to consider:
B. The apostle Peter asked Jesus a question about forgiveness. Matthew 18:21-35 (719)
C. Let’s focus on what Jesus taught about forgiveness from this passage.
I. The quantity of forgiveness. Vv 21-22
A. The Jewish Rabbins taught forgiveness up to three times for the same offence.
B. Peter, I think, had an idea that the Lord’s rule would insist on greater forbearance.
C. The teaching of Jesus: “seventy times seven” (unlimited). Luke 17:4 (769)
D. The “I forgive” principle.
II. The necessity of forgiveness. Vv 23-35
1. A king forgave an official. About ten million dollars.
2. The same official refused to forgive a fellow official. About seventeen dollars.
3. A learning principle. Matthew 6:14-15 (707)
III. The quality of forgiveness. Matthew 18:15; Ephesians 4:32 (865)
A. Forgive from the heart.