A Call to Forgive as We Have Been Forgiven

The Sermon: Matthew 18: 21-35

21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 “When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 “But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. 26 “So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, `Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’ 27 “And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.  28 “But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii;  and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, `Pay back what you owe.’ 29 “So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, `Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ 30 “But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. 31 “So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened. 32 “Then summoning him, his lord said to him, `You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 `Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’34 “And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. 35 “My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”

A Call to Forgive as We Have Been Forgiven

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12th Sunday After Pentecost  

Saturday, August 6 (6:30 p.m.), Sunday, August 7, 2016 (9:00 a.m.)

The Invocational Prayer

Opening Hymn LSB 844 : Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace Hymnary.org link “Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace”

The Scripture Reading – Genesis 50: 15-21

After an early life act of fraternal cruelty left Joseph separated from his family, Joseph’s faith remained strong and the Lord blessed him greatly. When a later-life opportunity for revenge arrived, the loving and forgiving heart of Joseph toward his brothers became an amazing testimony to the power of the Gospel.

Hymn LSB 706 : Love in Christ Is Strong and Living Hymnary.org link “Love in Christ Is Strong and Living”

The Nicene Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Hymn LSB 843 : Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive Hymnary.org link  “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive”

The Sermon….…………………………………… Matthew 18: 21-35

21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 “When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 “But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. 26 “So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, `Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’ 27 “And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.  28 “But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii;  and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, `Pay back what you owe.’ 29 “So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, `Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ 30 “But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. 31 “So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened. 32 “Then summoning him, his lord said to him, `You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 `Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’34 “And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. 35 “My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”

A Call to Forgive as We Have Been Forgiven

Our Offering

The Confession Of Sins And Absolution

The Communion Liturgy (P 177 – Spoken, P 178-180 – As Written)

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn LSB 636 : Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness Hymnary.org link )

The Closing Communion Liturgy (Page 181-183)

The Closing Hymn LSB 616 (V 3-5): Baptismal Waters Cover Me Hymnary.org link “Lord, may Your wounded hand impart…”

Silent Prayer And Announcements