Sunday, September 17, 2017

 "The Unmerciful Servant" by Rembrandt van Rijn

"The Unmerciful Servant" by Rembrandt van Rijn

Morning Worship   10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 114;  Matthew 18: 21-35

Text:  “Lord, how often shall I forgive?  As many as seven times?"  Matthew 18:21

Sermon:  “Scot Free”

Synopsis:  This week’s story of the Unmerciful Servant is Jesus’ response to the vexing question of how many times we should forgive someone who does us wrong.  Im certain Peter thought he was being more than generous when suggesting the magic number is seven.  Certainly, no one was expecting Jesus to match Peter’s challenge and multiply it by seventy!!  We mustn’t, however, get hung up on the number 490.  That’s not really Jesus’ point.  But, then … giving it another thought… maybe that is the whole point!!