Joyce Meyer - The Parable Of The Unforgiving Servant
If I said to you, I am going to teach tonight on how much God forgives you no matter what you do, or how often you do it, or how bad the sin is, God forgives you, He completely forgives you without finding fault or without reproaching you and He remembers your sins no more, you would like that message and you would be clapping and cheering all night. But that's not what I'm teaching on.
Well, maybe a little bit, but I am gonna teach on something that is a message that we have to hear over and over and over in our lives. There are some messages that we cannot just hear once, we have to hear them regularly and one of them is teaching on the mind and our thoughts.
Anybody here ever have any trouble with their mind? Oh my gosh, me too. With our mouth. Me too. And with forgiving people okay, so one of the things that Jesus taught on a lot was the importance of forgiving people, and He does talk about that we should forgive others because He has forgiven us.
And I think one of the reasons why we find it hard to forgive people is we just forget how much God has forgiven us for and maybe sometimes we just need to think about that a little bit more.
When we're having trouble forgiving somebody or we think it's not even fair for God to ask us to forgive them, maybe we just need to sit and think just a little bit about some of the stuff that God has forgiven us for. One of the reasons why we love Jesus so much is because of His great forgiveness and His great mercy, how wonderful it is.
So, Jesus was a storyteller because in telling stories, you give people pictures, not just words, but pictures, that help them really understand the message and they were called parables. We call them parables.
There's 39 of them in the Bible and although I'm not gonna try to teach on all 39 because it would be a never ending series, I have already taught on a couple of them and I'm gonna do the parable tonight of the unforgiving servant.