Notes: October 2, 2009

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

Ever wonder how to deal with a loved one who has offended you? Jesus explains what to do…

Matthew 18:15-35


  • Keep it between the two of you if possible.
  • Ask someone to mediate if necessary.
  • Tell it to the church as a last resort.
  • If one neglect to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen and a publican.
  • The church has authority to make decisions because Jesus is the head of the church.


  • How many times should I forgive him?


  • A great debt.
  • A great request.
  • A great forgiveness.
  • A great offense.
  • So likewise shall my heavenly Father do… (v.35)