As we continue our examination of the kingdom of heaven parables, Jesus preaches to Peter a parable on forgiveness. Offenses are inevitable in this world, and offenses are inevitable among brothers and sisters in the church. In Matt. 18, Jesus gives us the proper pattern for dealing with personal offenses in the church. If we follow Jesus’ pattern – go alone, go with 2-3 witnesses, go to the church – then we will have the Holy Spirit’s presence in reconciling our offenses to renew fellowship. Let us be very careful to guard our words and our actions to not offend any of God’s little ones.
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