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  • The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 26, 2002
    based on 137 ratings
     | 11,862 views

    Those who appreciate the depth of sin that God has forgiven in them will forgive others as well.

    This morning, we continue our journey through the parables of Christ. Parables, as I’ve noted before, are short and simple. They don’t have complex plots, or dozens of characters, like a Russian novel. You don’t need a Ph.D. in theology or Hebrew literature to understand them. And yet, despite ...read more

  • The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,025 views

    To note that we as Christians are to forgive others because we have been greatly forgiven by God.

    The Unmerciful Servant Text: Matthew 18.21-35 Thesis: To note that we as Christians are to forgive others because we have been greatly forgiven by God. Introduction: (1) “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy” (Matt. 5.7). (2) The Background: “Then ...read more

  • The Unmerciful Servant Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 973 views

    Being forgiven means we become forgiving people

    Matthew 18.21-35 I know I often start each sermon with putting a passage in its context – but this morning it is vital that you understand the context of these verses if you are in any way to understand their importance for us as a church here at Holy Trinity. Chapter 18 of Matthew contains 7 ...read more

  • The Unmerciful Servant Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 31, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,935 views

    Here we have both a reminder of just how great God’s love and mercy is and a warning about the need to respond appropriately, to demonstrate by our attitude to others that we’ve truly joined God’s family.

    I think we all relate to this story. We empathise with the poor servant who only owes a few dollars and is thrown into gaol by the culprit of the story. We feel the sense of powerlessness of the poorer servant. We feel the outrage of the other servants as they see this injustice being played out. ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant Series

    Contributed by L Lee on Sep 12, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,962 views

    As God has forgiven us He expects us to extend forgiveness to others.

    What can we learn from the parables? 1. God has forgiven us of a very large debt. The unmerciful servant was forgiven of a very large debt. One talent would purchase a slave; it is equivalent to 20 years= wages for the average man. The unmerciful servant owed his master 10,000 talents! ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 9, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,066 views

    God is interested in our ATTITUDES

    Attitudes Story: An atheist was sitting under a tree one day smugly thinking: "God, I know you don't exist - but it you did - you must really be stupid. You created a huge oak tree to carry this little acorn and such a puny plant to carry a marrow. Now, if I had been you, I'd have ...read more

  • 2. Unmerciful Servant Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,322 views

    As representatives of God’s Kingdom, all Christians must forgive others as they have been forgiven by God.

    INTRO Gonzaga Players Arrested for Pot and Mushroom Possession: In an absolute shocker, two college kids from the Pacific Northwest have been arrested for marijuana and mushroom possession. Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis were pulled over by police for a broken taillight, but inspection of the car ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Feb 28, 2007
    based on 60 ratings
     | 6,414 views

    The key to forgiving others is found in our own forgiveness. And the Bible also indicates a level of ’forgetting’ Christ can make us capable of. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Matthew 18:21-35 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/UnmercifulServant.html 1. "The Parables Of Jesus" we have considered so far have centered around the kingdom of heaven itself... 2. The next parable we shall consider is one that describes "the character of ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,564 views

    The key to forgiveness is to stop focusing on what others have done to me and start focusing on what God has done for me.

    [To receive free, weekly sermons by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com] TWO DEBTS There are three main characters in this parable: • The king represents GOD. • The servant represents US. • The fellow servant represents the people who WRONG us. A huge debt is forgiven; a ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Unmerciful Servant

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,606 views

    A look at forgiveness from our perspective, as well as from God’s perspective.

  • As We Forgive

    Contributed by Jeff Hatos on Aug 11, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 748 views

    The parable of the unmerciful servant and how it applies to believers.

    As We Forgive Matthew 18:23-35 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and ...read more

  • The Gift That Keeps On Forgiving

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Oct 23, 2002
    based on 102 ratings
     | 4,675 views

    The three stages to forgiving our brother from Christ’s parable of the unmerciful servant.

    Christ’s "Parable of the Unmerciful Servant" is preceeded by a succinct set of guidelines on what to do when a brother sins against you. (Matthew 18:15-17) 1. First, try to keep the matter private. Hopefully, this will be all that’s necessary to restore fellowship and friendship. (Verse ...read more

  • The Three-Legged Chair Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Apr 21, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,731 views

    Part 3 in series Kingdom Stories. This message looks at the parable of the unmerciful servant for what can be learned about grace and forgiveness.

    The Three-Legged Chair Kingdom Stories, part 3 Wildwind Community Church David K. Flowers March 25, 2007 When was the last time you were the recipient of grace? Grace is a great thing to talk about in church, because grace is the cure for what ails us the most deeply. Grace is the cure ...read more

  • Forgive As We Are Forgiven

    Contributed by Lin Fricker on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,194 views

    Based on the parable of the Unmerciful Servant Matthew 18:21-35 about forgiving others as we are forgiven

    Peter begins by asking Jesus a question, "how many times must I forgive my brother, up to seven times? This would have been a very generous act in those days as God had finished his work of creation and on the seventh day rested, seven was a perfect number. So Peter thought he was being very ...read more

  • The Spite House

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 23, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,048 views

    A sermon on the parable of the unmerciful servant from Matthew 18:21-35 (Many SermonCentral Contributors helped with this one along with an article in Bible Study Magazine)

    Evening Service for 11/22/2009 Matthew 18:21-35 HoHum: A. I read a psychologist who said that Christians were very much like porcupines on a cold winter’s night. The cold drives them to huddle together to keep warm, but as soon as they get close to another they start jabbing each other with ...read more