The Heart of the Matter: Forgiveness

Passage:Matthew 18:15-20

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Category: Church

Jesus' teaching about forgiveness, and how to go about it, is that it would be normative for the Church, even though it is not really natural for us. In Matthew 18 Jesus outlines how members of the church are to engage in forgiveness, but it is more than simply a 'how to' teaching. It gets to the heart of the matter (to quote Don Henley), which is forgiveness: first and foremost the forgiveness we have from God the Father through Jesus Christ. From that flows our capacity to forgive.