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Forgiveness Bible Study

Please read the parable of the unforgiving servant, Matthew 18:21-35.Although the symbolism in this parable is quite clear, by looking at other Bible verses that refer to the characters and their actions, we can get even deeper insights into its meaning.
1. Who is the King? (Psalm 47:7-8)
2. What are debts? (Matthew 6:12,14)3. What are the consequences of accumulating debts? (Colossians 3:25-2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)4. Why did the King have compassion? (1 John 4:16)
5. How could the King justify forgiveness and release? (Romans 5:8-9)
6. What did the King rightfully expect of the slave? (Galatians 5:22-23 – 1 Corinthians 5:15,17 Titus 2:14)
7. Why did the King turn the slave over to the torturers? (Titus 1:16 – 1 Corinthians 5:5)
8. Who is a slave? (John 8:34 – Romans 20:23)

9. Who are slaves indebted to? (Psalm 51:4)
10. What slave can pay this debt? (James 2: 10 – Matthew 19:24-26a)

11. Who does our King want to release from indebtedness? (John 3: 16 – 2 Corinthians 5: 15a)

12. Why did the salve in the parable lose his freedom? (Galatians 5:1,13)

13. What does the display of unforgiveness show about the slave? ( 1 John 4: 19,8 & 3: 15 )

14. What is the tragic result of a slave rejecting the King? (John 3:36 – Matthew 6: 15)

15. What is the joyous result of a slave receiving everything the King offers?
In this verse, Because God: Therefore, in this verse, We can:
Colossians 2:13 Colossians 3:13
Acts 13:38 Acts 13:39
Ephesians 2:4, 8-10 Ephesians 4:31-32
1 Peter 2:24 1 Peter 3:8-9
16. According to the following Bible verses:

What does God expect to precede forgiveness?

What follows forgiveness?

Ezekiel 18:30-32

Acts 2:38

Acts 3:19

Acts 8:13, 17-23

James 5:15-16

17. When a brother or sister in Christ sins against us, should we simply forgive and say nothing? (Matthew 18:15-17) What should we do?

18. Compare Matthew 18:21-22 with Luke 17:3-4. These words of Jesus seem to have been spoken at different times. Which do you think was said first? Matthewl 8:21-22 tells us to simply ____. Luke 17:3-4 tells us to _____ the sinner and forgive if he/she ______.

Why might the Luke passages be preceded by a warning about stumbling blocks and followed by the apostles´┐Ż request for increased faith?

19. When God forgives, does that cancel out all temporal punishment for the sin? (Psalm 99:8)
20. What does God’s discipline prove? (Hebrews 12:6-11)

21. Forgiveness is referred to in Mark 1:4-5 in conjunction with _________________

22. Forgiveness is referred to in Luke 24:47 in conjunction with ________________

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