9-17-17 - Great Faith
Preacher:  Pastor David Schultz


Matthew 18:21-35

21 Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother
sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus
said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who
wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle,
one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since
he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and
children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant
fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you
everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released
him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he
found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing
him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow
servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay
you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.
31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed,
and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his
master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that
debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your
fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to
the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to
every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”