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Matthew 18:21-35

2020-09-09 — The boys are currently masked and social distancing. This little ante pandemic throwback was just too popular not to reprise.

BIBLE PASSAGE — Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” — Proper 19, Series A


  1. S Buckley — 3531 days ago #

    I loved the “Face Bible”!

  2. Glenda R. Morgan — 3531 days ago #

    No comment

  3. Sonia Gonzalez — 3530 days ago #

    Cuanta enseñanza, Dios mío

  4. E Zacharias — 3528 days ago #

    That was great, Jim. lol.
    I hope people appreciate the humor.
    Lord, have mercy—indeed!

  5. Maria Gilles — 3528 days ago #

    I love it! =)

  6. Linda Brown — 3527 days ago #

    This is great!!!!! Gotta love those sheep.

  7. Wanda Shively — 3526 days ago #

    Shouldn’t that be 539 (77 times 7)?????

  8. Jim — 3525 days ago #

    Wanda, the KJV translation is 70 × 7.

  9. John — 3520 days ago #

    This is my favorite so far—hilarious!

  10. Glenda R. Morgan — 3516 days ago #

    need help for bulletin comments

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