2009.11.15 Lifes Healing Choices Part 5


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2009.11.15 Lifes Healing Choices Part 5

  1. 1. Life’s Healing Choices
  2. 2. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.
  3. 3. Mercy Mercy is ________ getting what I __________. not deserve
  4. 4. Giving mercy means I don’t __________ when I could. punish
  5. 5. Matthew 18:21-35 ( Living ) Then Peter came to him and asked, "Sir, how often should I forgive a brother who sins against me? Seven times?"
  6. 6. 22 "No!" Jesus replied, "seventy times seven!”
  7. 7. 23 The Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date.
  8. 8. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him $10 million! 25 He couldn't pay, so the king ordered him sold for the debt, also his wife and children and everything he had.
  9. 9. 26 But the man fell down before the king, his face in the dust, and said, “Oh, sir, be patient with me and I will pay it all.”
  10. 10. 27 Then the king was filled with pity for him and released him and forgave his debt.
  11. 11. 28 But when the man left the king, he went to a man who owed him $2,000 and grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.
  12. 12. 29 The man fell down before him and begged him to give him a little time. “Be patient and I will pay it,” he pled.
  13. 13. 30 But his creditor wouldn't wait. He had the man arrested and jailed until the debt would be paid in full. 31 Then the man's friends went to the king and told him what had happened.
  14. 14. 32 And the king called before him the man he had forgiven and said, “You evil-hearted wretch! Here I forgave you all that tremendous debt, just because you asked me to…”
  15. 15. 33 ”Shouldn't you have mercy on others, just as I had mercy on you?”' 34 Then the angry king sent the man to the torture chamber until he had paid every last penny due.
  16. 16. Matthew 18:35 (NIV) "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."
  17. 17. Matthew 6:12-15 Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors…. 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
  18. 18. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
  19. 19. Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
  20. 20. “ What do I deserve?” “ Do I deserve better treatment?”
  21. 21. Isaiah 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
  22. 22. 2 Timothy 1:16-18 May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.
  23. 23. 18 May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.