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Service - "Forgiving, Oh So Hard!" - September 17, 2017 (Matthew 18:21-35)

Rev. Alan Van MeterSpeaker: Rev. Alan Van Meter
Date: September 17, 2017
Series: Archdale United Methodist Church
Service: Sunday Morning Service
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"Forgiving, Oh So Hard!"
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
CCLI 11130471 CSPL039473

PRAISE
Prelude Denise Warren
Great Is Thy Faithfulness #140 UMH
Share the Peace of Christ
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) #3104 W&S
The Apostles’ Creed #881 UMH
Glory Be to the Father #70 UMH
Welcome and Announcements Lorri Finch
PRAYER
Call to Prayer #367 UMH He Touched Me (v.1)
Morning Prayer Lorri Finch
The Lord’s Prayer #895 UMH
Prayer Response #367 UMH He Touched Me (v.2)
Offering
Special Music Archdale Choir Mercy Tree
Give Thanks #2036 TFWS
PROCLAMATION
Scripture Matthew 18:21-35
Message Rev. Allan Van Meter Forgiving, Oh So Hard!
Song of Commitment #389 UMH
Freely, Freely
Blessing

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Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” (ESV)

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