SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 3/9/20
March 10, 2020, 7:49 PM

SERMON SEEDS

S10 – THE WEEK OF MARCH 9, 202O

 

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MATTHEW 26:17-30 & 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-30

FELLOWSHIP AROUND THE TABLE

 

Today we are gathered for a significant time of food and fellowship than the ones we have with family and friends. This is what we call "Holy Communion" or "The Lord's Table".

As we contemplate the fellowship around the table this morning, we are attempting to prepare our hearts for participation in this, the Lord's Table. These remarks are made to stimulate our thinking and sharpen our awareness of what we are doing.

As we prepare for fellowship around the table, I want us to consider five things:

 

THE PERFECT HOST – Matthew 26:17-20, 26-30 – THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

 

THE PROPER ATTIRE – Perfect Righteous Found in Christ as Saviour

Romans 3:23, Isaiah 64:6, Titus 3:5, Romans 5:6-8, Romans 5:1

 

THE PRESCRIBED GIFT – 1 Corinthians 11:27-30 – A Heart Right with God

1 Corinthians 11:28, 1 John 1:8-9, Psalm 32:5,

Proverbs 6:16-19, Matthew 5:23-25, Ephesians 4:30-32, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

 

THE PREPARED MENU - 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 – The Bread and the Cup

 

THE PLANNED RESULT - 1 Corinthians 11:26 – Our Faith in our Lord’s Death Is Proclaimed.

 

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PSALM 15 – INTEGRITY

 

Joshua 1:5

AS WITH MOSES

 

"...as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee:"

 

Moses was dead! (Joshua 1:2) The responsibility for leading the children of Israel into the Promised Land was up to Joshua.  In our text Joshua is encouraged that God will be with him just like He was with Moses.  This statement is also true for us today in at least four ways.

 

WE HAVE THE SAME PRICE PAID FOR OUR SINS.

Moses was given a system of sacrifices, which was a picture of the supreme sacrifice paid for Moses and ourselves. That supreme sacrifice is the blood of Christ. Hebrews 9:11-14

 

WE HAVE THE SAME PRESENCE OF GOD IN OUR LIVES.

Moses was aware of the presence of God in His life and God communicated to him through the burning bush, the meetings on Mt. Sinai, the pillar of fire, and the cloud of smoke and several other ways. We have the presence of the Holy Spirit of God in our lives. John 14:15-18

 

WE HAVE THE SAME POWER OF GOD ON WHICH TO DEPEND.

Moses saw God's power many times including the plagues in Egypt, the appearance of manna, the parting of the Red Sea, and many other ways.

Jesus promised power the Holy Spirit to His followers. Acts 1:8

 

WE HAVE THE SAME PROMISES OF GOD TO CLAIM

Moses had the promises of the Pentateuch. We have the promises of the entire Bible. Romans 15:4

 

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ISAIAH 55:1-5 – WHAT AN INVITATION!

 

In the course of a year we get many invitations.

We are invited to join clubs and organizations.

We are invited out to dinner.

We are invited to parties and celebrations.

We are invited to participate in various projects through our efforts and financial support.

But better than these invitations is the invitation give to us in our text.

 

IT'S FREE! - Vss. 1

The gift of salvation is free. We must simply come in faith and enjoy! Ephesians 2:8-9

 

IT'S FOOLISH! - Vs. 2

Why work for what has already been paid for?  Jesus paid for our sins in full. 1 Peter 1:18-19, Titus 3:9

 

IT'S FANTASTIC! - Vs. 3

The covenant or promise that God makes is an everlasting one.  The promise we have is for everlasting life! John 3:16

 

IT'S THE FUTURE! - Vss. 4-5

One day Jesus will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Isaiah 11:1-16

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LUKE 5:12-32 – JESUS IS WILLING

LIFE OF CHRIST #16

 

Christians should be known for their willingness to help, encourage, witness, forgive, and a host of other things. That's because our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ was a very willing person. 

 

In fact, we want to observe the willingness of our Lord Jesus in Luke 5:12-32 as we continue our chronological study in the Life of Christ.  Let’s look at four things that the Lord was willing to do back when He walked the earth.  The great news is that He is willing to do the same things today.

 

JESUS IS WILLING TO CHANGE A MAN'S CONDITION - Vss. 12-16

 

Vs. 12 - Here was a leper.  A man who had a terrible disease, perhaps similar to our modern day Hansen's disease.  It was a disease that evidently ate away at skin or made nerve endings dead so that there was no feeling. Imagine how easy it would be to burn, cut or break something without even realizing it.  No wonder many people with leprosy became disfigured!

 

God had said that such people were to maintain their distance from other people. Leviticus 13:45-46

 

This leper probably violated the law of the day by getting close to the Lord Jesus.  But this poor man, desperately in need of change, realized something very important. He realized that if anyone was going to change him and make him well it was Jesus! Notice that the man had no doubts that Jesus could heal him.  He realized that Jesus needed to be willing to do so!  Here was a man of faith!

 

Vs. 13 - Here is the great news! Jesus was willing and even touched the man, something most people would not do.  And immediately the man was healed! A great change took place!

 

The great news is that Jesus is still willing to change a man's condition.  In fact that's why He came to earth in the first place.

We were dead in trespasses and sins but Jesus came so that we would have life! John 10:10-11

 

Any time a person comes to Christ a great change takes place! 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

Here's another thought.  The day you were saved was not the last day that Jesus worked in your life, nor will it be, if you let him! Jesus is still willing to make changes in your life!

 

Whatever attitude that needs to be changed, the Lord is willing to change it.

Whatever habit that needs to be changed, the Lord Jesus is willing to change it.

 

Bring whatever needs to be changed to the Lord Jesus and He will change it. 1 John 5:14-15

 

1 John 5:14-15 - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: [15] And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

 

JESUS IS WILLING TO CLEANSE A MAN'S SIN - Vss. 17-26

 

Vs. 17 - Jesus was preaching in a house and God's power was obviously present for healing.  You might say, "There was electricity in the air."

 

Evidently there was also a "board of review" present a contingent of scribes and Pharisees who were there to monitor Jesus and find out what He was doing.

 

Vss. 18-19 - There was a paralytic who desperately needed the healing touch of the Lord Jesus.  He had four friends, perhaps even family members, who carted the man to Jesus on his bed. They got to where Jesus was and couldn't get into the house.

 

Instead of panicking, they simply took the man up on the flat roof of the house and then tore up part of the roof. First they would have dug up about a foot of earth, which might have even had grass growing in it. Then they took out padding of reeds, thistles and twigs. Next they took out sticks laid crosswise on beams that were two to three feet apart from each other.  I imagine that he was sent down on ropes through those beams.

 

Vs. 20 - Of course, I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling that Jesus smiled when he saw this! The homeowner probably saw a mess. The Scribes and Pharisees probably saw some insolent people interrupting the proceedings.  Jesus saw faith!  He responded to that faith by making a most important statement.  He told the man His sins were forgiven!

 

We don't know the man's heart, but it is obvious that Jesus did!

 

This reminds me of just how willing Jesus is to forgive!

Jesus is willing to forgive so a person can go to Heaven.

Jesus is willing to forgive us Christians in order to restore a right relationship between God and us.

1 John 1:8-10

 

Vs. 21 - The Pharisees were thinking right away that Jesus was guilty of blasphemy. Only God could forgive sin.  This is true.  But they did not make the connection that Jesus is God!

 

Vss. 22-23 - Jesus asks "What's easier to say? 'Your sins are forgiven', or 'Get up and walk.'"  It's easier to say sins are forgiven, because people could not tell if the person was telling the truth.

 

Vs. 24 - But if Jesus could say to the man "Rise up and walk" after telling the man his sins were forgiven, this would be proof that Jesus had the needed authority to forgive sins.

 

Vss. 25-26 - Jesus healing this man was proof that He had the authority needed to forgive!

 

I want to leave you with two thoughts on this section.

 

  1. Because Jesus has the authority to forgive, let Him forgive you!  It's as easy as 1John 1:9.
  2. Because Jesus has the authority to forgive, share the availability of forgiveness with others.  If they are unsaved, share the plan of salvation.  If they are saved, share 1 John 1:9.

 

JESUS IS WILLING TO CALL A MAN TO SERVICE - Vss. 27-28

 

Vs. 27 - Here was a man who was not liked. He was a tax collector.

Tax collectors were considered the worse of sinners and traitors to their country.

 

The tax collection system made it very possible for men to be crooked and to cheat those that were being taxed.

 

Levi or Matthew was "in the office" so to speak, when Jesus came by. I think it likely that Matthew had had contact with Jesus before, perhaps socially, but more likely that Matthew had attended some of Jesus' teaching.  Perhaps Matthew had already made a decision for Christ.

 

Now Jesus comes by and very simply says, "Follow me."

This was a call to discipleship.  It meant that Matthew would have to give up a very lucrative position.

 

But it also meant that Matthew would have witnessed many of the great miracles that Jesus did. It meant that he would be a witness of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.  It would mean that Matthew would help take the Gospel to the world!

 

Vs. 28 - Matthew left it all, got up and followed Jesus!

            Matthew simply had to say "Yes."

 

We need to remember that not all are called to be pastors or missionaries. Some are called to be Christian housewives. Some are called to be witnesses on a secular job. Some are called to be Sunday School teachers and church leaders.

 

Some are called to ministries of good works. Some are called to sing.  All are called to use their Spiritual gifts for the honor and glory of God. 1 Peter 4:10-11

 

JESUS IS WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH MEN IN NEED - Vss. 29-32

 

Vs. 29 - Matthew had a big dinner, I assume, in Jesus' honor.

             Who did Matthew invite? He invited his friends.

             His friends were publicans and other “sinners."

 

Why did Matthew have this dinner? I think at least one reason was to introduce his friends to Jesus.

Matthew was probably so pleased with the change that Jesus made in his life, that he wanted others to know Jesus too.

 

Usually people are most enthused about evangelism right after they are saved.  Unfortunately, as time goes by we get more settled in with our Christian friends, that we lose, neglect, or forget our non-Christian friends. 

 

Yes, our Christian friends should be our nearest and dearest friends.  But Jesus never told us to stick our heads in the sand like an Ostrich and ignore the rest of the world!

 

It's very easy to avoid the unsaved.  But every one of us needs to be developing and maintaining friendships with unsaved people we can strive to bring people to Christ as Savior.

 

Vs. 30 - The Pharisees were critical.  They were separatists who could not understand why Jesus would spend time with sinners.  Of course, these people were so self-righteous that they didn't admit to their own sin or need for the Savior.

 

Vs. 31 - Jesus gave the answer.  Well people do not need a

            doctor.  Sick people need a doctor.

 

Sinners are Spiritually sick and they need a doctor.

They need someone to tell them the good news of salvation.

We Christians need to develop friendships with non-Christians for the express purpose of winning them to the Lord Jesus.

 

A doctor risks exposure to sickness when he comes in contact with sick people, but he goes anyway.

You and I risk exposure to bad language and ideas and habits when we spend time with the unsaved.  But we should not do what they do.  In some cases Christians can't have relationships with certain unsaved because the unsaved drag them down.

 

Vs. 32 - Jesus didn't come to call the righteous to repentance.

             He called the sick people to repentance.

 

Let's develop Christian friendships for Christ's sake!

 

 

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Galatians 5:1-5 – TODAY!

 

BE FREE TODAY – Vs. 1

BE FOREWARNED TODAY – Vss.2-4

BE FERVENT TODAY – Vs. 5

BE FAITHFUL TODAY – Vs. 6

 

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HEBREWS 11:27-29 – THE LOCAL CHURCH

 

We are visiting “Faith’s Hall of Fame”, Hebrews 11. 

We are reminded of the importance of faith in Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

This whole chapter is the testimonies of those who walked by faith, or we could say faith walked in them. 

The challenge for us is that faith would walk inside of us. And I’m not referring to saving faith, as important as that is.  I’m talking about the daily faith of each one of us believers!

That faith should be the predominate motivator for all we think, say or do.  Let’s look at just three verses this morning and try to learn how faith walks. We’ll see that:

 

FAITH WALKS OUT OF BONDAGE – Vs. 27

Hebrews 11:27 - By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

When it says that Moses forsook Egypt we are reminded that he did so twice. The first time Moses had tried to deliver his fellow Israelites he did so by killing an Egyptian who was beating an Israeli slave.  When it was found out, Moses had to flee for his life. He was afraid.

The second time Moses left Egypt it was under God’s direction.  He was not afraid.  Indeed Moses had boldly stood  before Pharaoh and said, “Let my people go!” After 10 plagues that came upon Egypt, Pharaoh finally conceded.

When Moses led the Children of Israel out of bondage, it was into freedom.

Moses did this without fear. He had to endure various trials and tribulations to do so, including the obstinacy of  Pharaoh and the unbelief and rebellion on the part of the Israelites.

How did Moses do this? He did it by faith.  Out text tells us for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Moses didn’t literally see God, but God revealed Himself to Moses.  Sometimes God just spoke to Moses. Other times he uses audio-visual aids, like the burning bush, and the cloud on Mt. Sinai.  By faith Moses saw the God that cannot be seen!

You and I were in bondage to sin. Jesus died to deliver us from that bondage.  Every Christian has been delivered from the bondage of the penalty of sin. 2 Corinthians 5:21

But there is more. Jesus died so that you might have freedom from the bondage of the power of sin. Sin is not to reign in your life. It is not to be your dictator! Romans 6:14

How is this accomplished? It is by faith. That is, believing this promise and acting on it and seeing the “invisible God” who is ready to give you victory.

RECKON - Romans 6:11 - Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

YIELD - Romans 6:12-13 - Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

TRUST – Romans 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 

FAITH WALKS IN OBEDIENCE – Vs. 28

Hebrews 11:28 - Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

God, through Moses, warned Pharaoh of the tenth and final plague. Exodus 11:5-7

In the meantime, Moses was instructed that the children of Israel were to keep the Passover. They were to offer a spotless lamb for each family and to sprinkle the blood on the doorposts. This, of course, was a picture of what the Lord Jesus would do for us, sacrificing his life as the innocent “Lamb of God” for our sins.

Moses and the Israelites had to believe what God told them to do, and by faith they had to do it.

I figure that there were over a million people involved in this exodus. Can you imagine how many lambs this was going to involve? 

Can you imagine the trouble of baking unleavened bread and all the other details of the Passover?

So Moses and the children of Israel applied the blood to their doorposts, and the “Angel of Death” passed over them.

They were obedient, by faith, believing God.

In Egypt there was tragedy. All of the first born of man and beast were taken.  In Israel there was no tragedy. Everyone was safe.

Just as it took faith for Moses and all of Israel to obey, it will take faith for you to obey.  Faith is believing God enough to do what he says.

First you need to believe God to apply the blood of Jesus Christ to your own life. In order for you to have forgiveness and eternal life, you must believe on Christ alone as the one who died for your sins. Ephesians 2:8-9

Second you need to believe God by faith to obey in every area of your life.

 

 What motive should we have for obedience? John 14:15, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

 

FAITH WALKS THROUGH TROUBLE – Vs. 29

Hebrews 11:29 - By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

Have you ever felt trapped?

Have you ever felt like there was no hope of escape from your problems?

Have you ever felt down for the third time?

Have you ever felt that your enemies are sort of playing chess with you and have you blocked into a corner and are about ready to yell “Checkmate!”?

That’s how the Children of Israel felt when they did leave Egypt and Pharaoh followed with his horsemen and armies.

They were trapped. They were up against the sea and could not escape in any other direction. Exodus 14:10-12

They were trapped in their troubles, just like you often feel. There’s no way out!

Moses encouraged the Israelites to simply trust God! Exodus 14:13-14

And God instructed the people to go through one of their biggest troubles, the Red Sea! Exodus 14:15-16

God says “Go through the troubles”. I’ll take care of you.

And you know what happened.  They put their foot in the water and the sea parted. They went through on dry land.

You also know Pharaoh’s armies tried to follow.  Moses put down his rod and the sea came back together. Pharaoh’s forces were destroyed!

God does not always make your troubles go away. Often he makes you walk through them!  He gives you strength through the troubles. He gives you personal victory over the struggles that face. He gives you guidance on how to act.

In the end you are able to say, “I don’t how anyone who doesn’t know the Lord can go through what I just went through without the Lord!” Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 23:4, Ephesians 1:19-23

My friend Faith relies entirely on God.

My friend Faith has no hope but God.

My friend Faith walks.

 

FAITH WALKS OUT OF BONDAGE – Vs. 27

FAITH WALKS IN OBEDIENCE – Vs. 28

FAITH WALKS THROUGH TROUBLE – Vs. 29

 

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MARK 11:12-26 – PRAYER THAT LEADS TO FRUITFULNESS

COMMUNICATIONS CLINIC #4 – JESUS TEACHES ON PRAYER

COMPLETE LESSON, BUT ADAPT TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF YOUR LISTENERS

 

What do the following verses tell you about fruitfulness?

  • John 15:5-8 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
  • John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
  • Ephesians 5:9 - (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
  • James 3:18 - And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
  • Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
  • Romans 1:13 - Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 - For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

 

As we continue to study the teachings of Jesus on prayer, we come to an unusual story accompanied with those teachings.  Jesus “curses” a fig tree.  We may think it strange that Jesus would do a destructive act, but if that act helps us learn valuable spiritual truth it is well worth it!

 

THE PROBLEM OF HYPOCRISY Vss. 11-19

 

  • Vss. 11-13 - There were early and later figs.  Although it was not yet time for figs, the abundance of leaves indicated that there should be figs.  The leaves and the early figs arrived at about the same time.
  • The tree was a “hypocrite”, pretending to be what it wasn’t - a fruitful tree.
  • In the Old Testament Israel was likened to a fig tree. Jeremiah 8:13, Hosea 9:110, Nahum 3:12
  • Jesus often took issue with the hypocrisy of Israel and her leaders.                                                  Matthew 15:7-9 - [Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me.  But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.                                                       Matthew 23:28 - Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
  • Vs. 14 – In pronouncing judgment on the fig tree, Jesus was also pronouncing judgment on Israel.
  • Vss. 15-16 – Israel was hypocritical in its worship procedures. Outwardly Israel was very religious. There were many sacrifices and religious laws kept carefully.
  • Israel’s hypocrisy was shown in the way the temple worship had become “big business” for the religious leaders.
  •  Vs. 17 – Why was Jesus so adamant in his cleansing of the temple?
  • In what ways do our bodies, which are also houses of prayer, become “dens of thieves”?
  • In what other ways are we as Christians guilty of hypocrisy?
  • What is the correlation between fruitfulness and hypocrisy?

 

THE PRIORITY OF FAITH Vss. 20-23

 

  • Vs. 20-21 – How did the withered fig tree stand as a warning to Israel?
  • Luke 13:6-9 - He spake also this parable; A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.  Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]: And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.
  • What does the parable above teach us about Israel and ourselves?
  • Vs. 22 – When we see hypocrisy in ourselves, how will faith in God help?
  • Why is faith in God essential to dealing with our hypocrisy?
  • Vs. 23 – I think of a mountain as an encumbrance.  Our habitual sins are encumbrances.  By faith we can claim victory over them.                                                                                                                                            Romans 6:11-14 - Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.                                                                                                                                                        Romans 8:3-4 - Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
  • Why do our declarations of victory over habitual sin often fail?
  • What are keys to a true declaration of victory over sin?
  • How does victory over sin lead to fruitfulness?

 

THE POWER OF PRAYER Vs. 24

 

  • What is the connection between the declaration of faith in verse 23 and prayer.
  • How does prayer lead to fruitfulness?
  • 1 John 5:14-15 - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
  • Consider the testimony of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10 - And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.

 

THE PREREQUISITE OF FORGIVENESS Vss. 25-26

 

  • Why was Jesus so adamant about us forgiving others?
  • Why is a lack of forgiveness a hindrance to faith and prayer?
  • When should we examine our lives to see if we have truly forgiven others?

 

This is an elaboration upon a previously shared outline

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