Forgive Your Brother 77 Times

Preparation Prior to presenting this celebration of the Lord’s Supper, sing a hymn about mercy or forgiveness, for example “Purer in Heart, O God”. Introduction In Matthew 18, Jesus is confronted with the very common question on how much patience and mercy we need to have with each other, especially our own family members. I […]

Experiencing Forgiveness

I. Scripture Matthew 18:23-35 (NIV)  21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[f] 23″Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts […]