Sunday, October 21, 2012

I Had Mercy on You

"And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt." Matthew 18:33-35

Where does the servant go wrong? You may answer, in not forgiving his fellows servants. And this is true enough. But it begins with his own refusal of forgiveness in saying he will pay back everything. For this is what he has in mind in demanding his debtors repay him.
In essence, the servant is not letting the master be who and what he is—a merciful and gracious lord.

For the full audio and manuscript of this sermon preached October147 at Trinity, Layton, go to

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