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Message Notes


 Some years ago, Kathy, Jacob, and I were in Philadelphia and did Philadelphia things like: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Valley Forge.  We also ran up the Art Museum steps because in the movie Rocky, he runs up them.  Now everyone does. Before we went, I said, “count the steps as you go.”  I knew we wouldn’t have the same number.  We were close, but none of us agreed. It’s hard to keep track of a number like that.  It’s also hard to keep track of the number of times we are to forgive each other.  That’s what today’s Gospel reading is all about.  We’ll look at Matthew 18 again in a minute, but first, I want to talk about when:


    I. Enough is Enough

        a. Too Much Forgiveness

    II. Matthew 18:21-22 – Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive someone

        who sins against me?  Up to seven times?”

        a. He answered "Not 7 but 77 times"

    III. God Doesn’t Keep Track

        a. Repent For Who You Are

        b. Scripture


There is so much to keep track of…

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