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Forgiving The Unforgivable - Matthew 18:21-35

Sep 29, 2009 / Lenya Heitzig / From the series Live Deeply - A Study in the Parable of Jesus

Live Deeply - A Study in the Parable of Jesus Series ArtIf you have ever read one of Jesus’ parables and asked, “What is He talking about?” This 11-week study will uncover the parables’ important meanings for your walk with Christ.

Message Outline

1. Limiting the Unlimited
A) Human Forgiveness: “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up
to seven times?” Matthew 18:21
B) Heavenly Pardon: “I do not say... up to seven times,but up to seventy times seven.” Matthew
2. Paying the Unpayable!
A) Humanity’s Debt: “One was brought to [the King] who owed him ten thousand talents. But as
he was not able to pay...” Matthew 18:24-25
B) Heaven’s Payment: “The servant...fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience...’
Then the Master...moved with compassion...forgave him the debt.” Matthew 18:26-27
3. Forgiven yet Unforgiving
A) Unforgiving to man: “His fellow servant fell down...and begged...‘Have patience...’ And he
would not, but went and threw him into prison...” Matthew 18:29-30
B) Unforgiven to God: “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart,
does not forgive his brother...” Matthew 18:35