What If Running Matthew 18 Doesn't Work?

Session Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Scott Field
Bible Text: 
Matthew 18: 21-35

Sometimes reconciliation is impossible. What if the effort at reconciliation is ignored or rebuffed or dismissed? Even more, what if the offense is so great or so prolonged, that there is simply no way to restore the balance? 
In the Parable of the Merciful King we learn that If the attempt at reconciliation doesn’t work, if the thing that happened cannot be undone, repaid, or mended, then God has provided a wildly extravagant means to set things right: FORGIVENESS. It requires that the one doing the forgiving pays the price, cancels the debt, and lets the offender free. And in so doing, powerfully demonstrates God’s amazing grace.

What If Running The Matthew 18 Doesn't Work?