We all have from time to time “Uh Oh” moments.
There are Jesus’ “Uh Oh” moments.
Matthew 6:14 (NIV)
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV)
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Red Letter Challenge
Being, Forgiving, Serving, Giving, Going
Last week’s message online, Livestreaming –
Vacation, up north, home because of weather/sick
Motorbikes for Jesus
An “Uh Oh” story from my first year
serving as a pastor.
Matthew 18:23-35 (NIV)
23 "Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26 "The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' 27 The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
Yeah – I’m forgiven.
28 "But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.
29 "His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'
30 "But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
32 "Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' 34 In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35 "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."
Double, triple and deep, deep
How do we Be Do?
How can we Be forgiven first?
How can we Do forgiving second?
More Yeah without as much Uh Oh.
Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
How do we practice Being forgiven first?
How do we practice Doing Forgiving second?
Ongoing Forgiving Story.
Practicing Following Jesus First.
Practicing following self second.