The Mathematics of Forgiveness

 
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Player FM과 저희 커뮤니티의 Benjamin Beck and Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church 콘텐츠는 모두 원 저작자에게 속하며 Player FM이 아닌 작가가 저작권을 갖습니다. 오디오는 해당 서버에서 직접 스트리밍 됩니다. 구독 버튼을 눌러 Player FM에서 업데이트 현황을 확인하세요. 혹은 다른 팟캐스트 앱에서 URL을 불러오세요.

Why is it so hard to forgive? Why is it so important? How can we do it? In this message we examine Jesus’ teaching on this vital area.

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Matthew 18:10-35
Hebrews 1:14
Ephesians 4:31-32
Colossians 3:12-14

He does this to show that the spirit of genuine forgiveness recognizes no boundaries. It is a state of heart, not a matter of calculation. One might as well ask, ‘How often must I love my wife, my husband, my children?’ as to ask, ‘How often shall I forgive?’. Everyone immediately senses that when Jesus said, ‘up to seventy times seven,’ he did not mean ‘exactly four hundred ninety times, but not four hundred ninety-one.’ Clearly what he meant was, ‘Forgive without ever stopping. Be kind toward your brother... always.
— Hendriks

Sermon Discussion Questions:

  • What is the difference in the mathematics of forgiveness between Peter and Jesus?

  • Describe the important points of the parable that Jesus told.

  • Why is forgiveness so important?

  • This is hard… how are we supposed to do this?

  • Have you experienced God’s forgiveness?

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