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Matthew 18 - NIV

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[a]

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 bags of gold[b] 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 “At this 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.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[c] 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 it 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 outraged 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 handed 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 or sister from your heart.”


a. Matthew 18:22 Or seventy times seven
b. Matthew 18:24 Greek ten thousand talents; a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wages.
c. Matthew 18:28 Greek a hundred denarii; a denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer (see 20:2).

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Tim Smith avatar
The Call to Forgiveness
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2016
Summary: This story addresses forgiveness and forgiving others
Series: Storyteller
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 741
Chris Jordan avatar
My Story and My Passions #2: Forgiveness and Freedom
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Sep, 2016
Summary: People who have experienced God’s grace and freedom in their lives will walk in love and forgiveness towards all others
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 247
Ross Cochrane avatar
Matthew 18:23-35 – HOW TO INVEST IN WHAT TRULY MATTERS – Modern Parable
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Aug, 2016
Summary: Another rogue trader is back in the headlines after Compassion Bank’s Owner and Managing Director, J.C. Davidson, revealed that “unauthorised trading” by Michael Heartless has cost the bank millions of dollars. What the parable would look like today.
Series: Matthew 18
Perry Anderson avatar
Takes These Chains From My Heart
Shared by: Perry Anderson on Jul, 2016
Summary: Unforgiveness keeps us in chains and blocks us from peace and joy...It paralyzes and holds us captive. When we choose to forgive, we are set free from bitterness and hate. We are set free!
Sherm Nichols avatar
If You’ve Been Forgiven
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Mar, 2016
Summary: Study on the parable of the unforgiving servant - the necessity of forgiving one another.
Charlie Roberts avatar
Compassionate Grace
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus was never to busy to stop and help whoever was in need. Wether a tax collector, or a rich young ruler. He showed grace to everyone, all the way to the cross. If we call ourselves Christian and we are Christ, shouldn't we be willing to do the same?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 18:35-42
Views: 556
Andy Moyle avatar
Jesus takes away unforgiveness
Shared by: Andy Moyle on Feb, 2016
Summary: Unforgiveness is like a prison, where you do time for someone else's crime. Don't let it spoil your joy and your life.
Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 320
Harold Jenkerson avatar
How to Handle Offenses
Shared by: Harold Jenkerson on Feb, 2016
Summary: In order for the church to grow numerically and spiritually it must know how to handle offenses. The one offending may not know that they have offended. The one offending might need to know how to walk in the fruit of the Spirit.
Rick Burdette avatar
The Towel That Wipes Away Grudges
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Dec, 2015
Summary: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Real Life Christianity
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 18:15-22
Views: 2,461
Mark Opperman avatar
The Freedom of Forgiveness
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Sep, 2015
Summary: If you and I want to have relationships that last for the long haul, then we must be willing to extend forgiveness to others. In every relationship you have, you will constantly be called on to forgive and to ask for forgiveness. God will help us do this!
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 319
Darrin Fish avatar
The High cost of Unforgiveness
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: We need to remember / Never Forget that Someday we will be “summoned” / To give an account. • This does not necessarily happen on the other side. • It can happen any day as God responds to our unforgiveness.
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 488
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Kingdom of Heaven (Part 5)
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2015
Summary: The quickest path for you to obtain peace inside yourself, peace with God and display Christ-like love is for you to confess and forsake. Then, go to that brother or sister in Christ and make things right.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35
Views: 285
Scott Coltrain avatar
The Debt We Owed
Shared by: Scott Coltrain on Aug, 2015
Summary: An explanation of how exactly we were debtors to God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35
Views: 909
Ernie Arnold avatar
Learning How to Forgive
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2015
Summary: This is a sermon series focused on helping disciples be ready to help themselves and others in the areas of forgiveness, depression, anger, stress, anxiety etc.... Each sermon is followed by a deeper study.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,087
Ernie Arnold avatar
Going Deeper with Forgiveness
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2015
Summary: This is a deeper study to go alongside of the Sermon on Learning How to Forgive. It can be used as a handout with a small group as you discuss how to learn better and exercise the grace of forgiveness.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: *other
Views: 613
Chris Jordan avatar
The Storyteller - The Parables of Jesus: The Unforgiving Servant
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2015
Summary: People who have experienced God’s grace in their lives will walk in love and forgiveness towards all others.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 450
Greg Gordon avatar
Forgiving As Much As God Forgives
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. - Matthew 18:22 Disputes in the body of Christ must be resolved first in the household of God according to principles set out in the Bible. According to Matthew 18: “If your b ..
Charlie Roberts avatar
Gods Favor..Gods Plan..Gods idea...
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on May, 2015
Summary: You have to rest on Gods ability not yours, nothing is impossible when you depend on Gods ability, instead of your own... His results know no boundaries, His results are limitless.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 18:26
Views: 2,245
David Welch avatar
Forgiven and Forgiving
Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: Eighteenth in a series on the attributes of God focusing on reciprocating God's Forgiveness to others.
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The Forgiving Family
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2015
Summary: Mostly a marriage sermon on the 5 phases of forgiveness and reconciliation (Material adapted from Dr. Paul Coleman's book, The Forgiving Marriage) This was preached over 2 Sunday's so it has two HoHum's and WBTU's.
Series: Family 2015
Larry Thompson avatar
The Devil is in the Debt
Shared by: Larry Thompson on Mar, 2015
Summary: Dealing with financial debt and spiritual debt
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 565
David Henderson avatar
Erasing Sin
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2015
Summary: When you're writing or drawing and you make a mistake, what do you do then? That's right, you use the eraser on the other end of the pencil. God's forgiveness is a lot like this eraser.
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,327
David Roth avatar
Deep and Wide
Shared by: David Roth on Mar, 2015
Summary: Proper 19 (A) The unforgiving servant's heart was cold and shallow. But God's grace and mercy to us is deep and wide. Therefore, it not only changes our hearts, but overflows through us to others.
Mike Rickman avatar
Gaining Freedom Through Forgiveness
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Mar, 2015
Summary: Unforgiveness can keep you in bondage.
Series: Forgiveness
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 330
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Power of Forgiveness
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb, 2015
Summary: There is great power in forgiveness both for the one who is forgiven and also for the one who forgives
Series: Lent
Scripture: Matthew 18:15-35
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 279
Ed Sasnett avatar
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Feb, 2015
Summary: To be transformed we must forgive.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Four Steps To Forgiveness
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Sep, 2014
Summary: When we find hate in our heart, it is simply a sign that we are going to need to forgive. Forgiveness doesn't make the other person right, it sets you free. For a believer , forgiveness is not simply the wisest choice, O Beloved, it is our only choice.
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 12,423
Ron Hietsch avatar
The Finite and The Infinite
Shared by: Ron Hietsch on Sep, 2014
Summary: Many see the Bible as a rule book – what do I need to do? It is not about what we need to do it is about what Christ has done for us. Christ has unlimited –that is infinite – forgiveness available for us.
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-22
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 978
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Let It Go"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Sep, 2014
Summary: A sermon about forgiveness.
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,645