Parables, Part 3: The Unforgiving Servant
Forgiveness from the heart is countless, costly, comparative, and consequential. And it is possible when we look to Christ.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing that you found particularly encouraging, challenging, or helpful in this message?
- In what ways have you experienced forgiveness? Share a time when you needed to extend forgiveness to someone. Share a time when someone needed to extend forgiveness to you.
- Read and discuss Matthew 18:21-35. What stands out to you in this parable? Where do you see yourself in the story? What does this tell us about the forgiveness Jesus offers? How does He expect us to forgive?
- What does it mean to forgive “from the heart”?
- How is forgiveness from the heart “countless” (Matthew 18:21-22)?
- How is forgiveness from the heart “costly” (Matthew 18:23-27)?
- How is forgiveness from the heart “comparative” (Matthew 18: 28-33)?
- How is forgiveness from the heart “consequential” (Matthew 18:34-35)?
- In what ways can unforgiveness lead us to become “gardeners, reporters and movie-makers”? Do you have any examples from your own life?
- What is one way you need to move toward faithful obedience to Jesus by forgiving someone from the heart?