Forgive the 77…Not the 7…

9/17/17

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by our very own Pastor Molly…

Traditional Service:

Cornerstone Worship:

Prayer of the Day:

O Lord God, merciful judge, you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts
that love and adore you, the we may delight in doing your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

Gospel:

Matthew 18:21-35

Forgiveness

Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times? ’Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

While you wait for the coming of the Lord, forgive the 77.

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.” And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow-slaves who owed him a hundred denarii and seizing him by the throat, he said, “Pay what you owe.” Then his fellow-slave fell down and pleaded with him, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you.” But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, “You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I had mercy on you?” And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he should pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’

Lay down your burdens at the foot of the Cross.

While you wait for the coming of the Lord, forgive the 77.Traditional Service Songs:

All are Welcome

You are Mine

Go My Children

Cornerstone Worship Music:

Cornerstone

Thy Word

Lay down your guilt, sorrow and worries at the foot of the cross.

A Closing Prayer

Blessing:

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. In the name of the Father; and of the Son; and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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