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Matthew 18 - AMP

2 And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children , you can never enter the kingdom of heaven . 4 Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me. 6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin , it would be better (G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world for such temptations to sin and influences to do wrong! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes! 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; it is better (more profitable and wholesome) for you to enter life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into everlasting fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away from you; it is better (more profitable and wholesome) for you to enter life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the hell (Gehenna) of fire. 10 Beware that you do not despise or feel scornful toward or think little of one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always are in the presence of and look upon the face of My Father Who is in heaven. 11 Many manuscripts do not contain this verse.For the Son of man came to save that which was lost. 12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost? 13 And if it should be that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost. 14 Just so it is not the will of My Father Who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost and perish. 15 If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two others, so that every word may be confirmed and upheld by the testimony of two or three witnesses. 17 If he pays no attention to them , tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a pagan and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be See footnote on Matt. 16:19.what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be See footnote on Matt. 16:19.what is already permitted in heaven. 19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them. 21 Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.let it go? up to seven times? 22 Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven! 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a human king who wished to settle accounts with his attendants. 24 When he began the accounting, one was brought to him who owed him 10,000 talents , 25 And because he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made. 26 So the attendant fell on his knees, begging him, Have patience with me and I will pay you everything. 27 And his master's heart was moved with compassion, and he released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But that same attendant, as he went out, found one of his fellow attendants who owed him a hundred denarii ; and he caught him by the throat and said, Pay what you owe! 29 So his fellow attendant fell down and begged him earnestly, Give me time, and I will pay you all ! 30 But he was unwilling, and he went out and had him put in prison till he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow attendants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and told everything that had taken place to their master. 32 Then his master called him and said to him, You contemptible and wicked attendant! I forgave and cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 And should you not have had pity and mercy on your fellow attendant, as I had pity and mercy on you? 34 And in wrath his master turned him over to the torturers (the jailers), till he should pay all that he owed. 35 So also My heavenly Father will deal with every one of you if you do not freely forgive your brother from your heart his offenses.

Sermons on Matthew 18 More sermons: Matthew 18

Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
kingdom of God and a child
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Feb, 2017
Summary: Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3) What does it mean to go before God as a Child?
Derrick Tuper avatar
Canceled Debt (part two)
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Feb, 2017
Summary: When we accepted what Jesus did on the cross we had our sin debt canceled. So now what? We can have an improper or a proper response to our canceled debt. Last week we looked at some improper responses. Today we'll look at some proper responses.
John Gullick avatar
The importance of one - You matter.
Shared by: John Gullick on Jan, 2017
Summary: A sermon that uses Jesus parable of the lost sheep and talks how one is important and the individual makes a difference
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
The Way of Jesus, Part 1
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Way of Jesus is an initiative of my denomination, Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. As prep, we're doing a 7-part series. The first message is on the first marker of the Way of Jesus: I have begun to follow Jesus, depending on the God's Spirit.
John  WIlkinson avatar
Forgiveness So sweet
Shared by: John WIlkinson on Dec, 2016
Summary: We have to learn how to walk in Forgiveness
Scripture: Matthew 18:21
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 21
Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: Blessings of living together
Series: Wedding
Scripture: Matthew 18:18-20
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 45
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
Rodney Fry avatar
Lets Go Get Them
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Sep, 2016
Summary: We think if we build it they will come but scripture tells us to GO GET them
Scripture: Matthew 18:19-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 86
James Wallace avatar
When Someone Does (You) Wrong
Shared by: James Wallace on Sep, 2016
Summary: How do you deal with a believer who has sinned, especially one who has sinned against you? Jesus gave precise instructions about how a believer should deal with someone he feels has sinned against in His second & last reference to His Church.
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
Ross Cochrane avatar
Matthew 18:15-20 – “CROSS ME AND YOU’LL REGRET IT?”
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Aug, 2016
Summary: Forgiving a torn artwork is trivial. What happens when the sin sears its way into your soul and brings devastation to your heart? All I know is that I have been forgiven more than I could hope for in my life and have been tested with offenses where only God’s help enabled me to forgive.
Series: Matthew 18
Ross Cochrane avatar
Matthew 18:11 – THE LOST
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Jul, 2016
Summary: Jesus came to save those who are LOST (Matthew 18:11, Luke 19:10) whatever that means. A man in his 90’s recently asked me “Who are those who are lost? Save them from what?” Because whatever lost means, Jesus came to save them from it, This is important.
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.
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: What did Jesus have in mind when he brought the child and set him in the midst of them, and said…
Scripture: Matthew 18:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 151
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?
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Scripture: Matthew 18:35-42
Views: 561
Paul Barreca avatar
What Do I Do When Someone Sins Against Me?
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Mar, 2016
Summary: Sometimes, it is necessary to bring about confrontation, not so that you feel better and are happy, but so that relationships are restored, and sinners are brought back to obedience.
Davon Huss avatar
Conflict and Community
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2016
Summary: Seven steps for resolving conflict (Material adapted from John Ortberg's book, Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, Chapter 7 Community is Worth Fighting For, pgs. 125-145)
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: 327
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.
Scripture: Matthew 18:15-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 142
Mike Dankson avatar
Inviting Jesus into your Conflicts
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Jan, 2016
Summary: This sermon teaches us to resolve conflict in Christian love. When Jesus is "Lord" of our lives, He is Lord of the positive aspects of life - as well as the negative.
William R. Nabaza avatar
The power of two in prayer
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is always with us, and when we are two talking about Him, He is in our center, our midst, yes, even in the midst of everything.
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS in the midst of three
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that whenever two or three persons gathered in JESUS's Name, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is in their midst.
Scripture: Matthew 18:20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 240
Rick Burdette avatar
The Towel That Wipes Away Grudges
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Dec, 2015
Summary: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Real Life Christianity
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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-22
Views: 2,473
Paul Basehore avatar
The Truth about Christmas Carols
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Dec, 2015
Summary: Jesus is the reason for the season, and because of that everything about this season can point back to Him in some way.
Pat Damiani avatar
By Protecting the Fellowship of My Church
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jesus provides practical guidance to help His disciples maintain holiness within the body of Christ and thus protect the fellowship of the church
Scripture: Matthew 18:15-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 336
Michael Jakes avatar
Faith Like A Child
Shared by: Michael Jakes on Oct, 2015
Summary: Childlikeness is an essential element in the Christian life...
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Scripture: Matthew 18:1-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,207
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: 325
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