The Second Chance

Sunday 5th March 2023

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

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The Second Chance  

Matthew 18:21-35; Romans 5:6-11  

Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness is among His most significant and most radical teaching. In fact, forgiving is not easy, no matter what our age. Verses 21-22 set the high standard. Jesus’ point is that no one can keep count of that many forgiven offenses, so we must always forgive.  

The parable that follows offers the reason for repeated forgiving: We must forgive because God forgives us. We may endorse this more as a fair system than as a natural personal response to God’s forgiveness. We would prefer to accept God’s forgiveness with no strings attached. But it seems fair that God asks us to forgive others as we have been forgiven. 

The impact of God’s gracious love and forgiveness toward us is the call for us to ‘go and do likewise’. Forgiveness is a way for us to give a second chance. Forgiveness as a way of life can make sense to us, too, as we mature in faith. Forgiveness is the way for us to have peace that the Lord gives. Forgiveness is the way the peace of the Lord be really with us, in us. Forgiveness is a very powerful thing. There is a reason why Jesus asks us to do it. It brings about new life.   IL-WOONG.

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