A BIBLICAL STUDY


Teachings and Illustrations of Christ


Matthew 18:21-35


 


THE DEBT


 


Forgiving 70 times 7


 

F.Y.I. CORNER


1.

RECKON - (Gr. 4868) to make up together; to compute an account.

2.

10,000 TALENTS - one talent equated to 90 lbs. Todays monetary value: Silver: 1 million dollars Gold: 9 billion dollars

3.

100 PENCE - (Gr. denarious) one pence was equivalent to one days wage; 100 pence today would equate to approximately $10,000 dollars.

4.

DEBT - (Gr. 3783) something owed; a due; a fault.


SHOULDEST NOT THOU ALSO HAVE HAD COMPASSION ON THY FELLOWSERVANT?


MATTHEW 18

1.        What was Jesus response to Peters question concerning forgiving a brother? (18:22)

         What is the Biblical meaning of this number(s)?

2.        Jesus continues by describing the kingdom of heaven with a parable. When was the servant brought to the king? (18:24)

         Is there a Day of Reckoning? When?

         How much did a certain servant owe?

3.        Could it be paid? (18:25)

         What then would be considered payment?

4.        When the servant begged for time and patience, what was the reaction of the king? (18:27)

5.        What did the same servant do when he was released of his debt? (18:28-30)

6.        What was the kings reaction when he found out what this servant had done? (18:32-24)

7. How did Jesus conclude this parable? (18:35) So likewise shall my ___________ ____________ do also unto you, if ye from your ____________forgive not _________ _______ his ____________ their trespasses.



AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS




DISCUSS: Why is forgiveness a category to which all people of all ages, race and gender can relate?

REVIEW: To whom was this parable told? Who was in question to be forgiven? Spiritually, who does he represent?

1.        What is the debt each person owes God?

 

2.        Who needs the debt of sin to be forgiven? Ro. 3:23; Ps. 51:5

 

3.        Who does God forgive? Ps. 86:5

 

4.        Who does God not forgive? Matt. 6:15; 12:31

5.        Forgiving a brother is not something a child of God should do, but something he/she must do. Why?

1)    Matt. 6:15

2)    II Corinthians 2:7-11

3) II Peter 1:8-10

6.        What is a benefit of forgiveness? James 5:16

 

7. Read the Biblical examples of forgiveness:

         Genesis 45:8-15

         2 Samuel 19:18-23

         Luke 7:47 (36-48)

         Acts 7:60

 


 


VERSE of the WEEK

 

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed

-James 5:16



SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER

         Pray that we can understand the debt weve been forgiven so we can be able to forgive the debt of another.

        Help us to confess our faults to one another, and forgive us if our pride keeps us from doing so.