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BSF Matthew Lesson 19 Additional Bible Resources: Kids’ Edition!

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Friday Digest BSF Matthew Lesson 19

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN MATTHEW 18 BSF LESSON 19

  • We are to depend on God as a child does
  • Always put others before ourselves
  • What we do or what we don’t do matters
  • Avoid sin and do not tolerate it
  • We must go after the lost sheep, too
  • An unwillingness to repent cannot be tolerated
  • Every event in your life is by God’s design

TAKE AWAY: Forgiving others is the least you can do in light of God’s forgiveness of our sins.

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BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 5: Matthew 18:21-35

SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 18:21-35

Jesus tells the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant when Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother. Jesus answers with 77 and then tells the parable of a man who owed the king money. The king was about to sell his family to pay the debt, but the man begged him to be patient with him. The king forgave his debt and let him go. However, this man did not show mercy to a man who owed him money. When the king found out, he had him tortured and ordered him to pay back the money he owed. You must forgive your brother from your heart, Jesus says.

BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 5: Matthew 18:21-35

13a) That he had the same person sinning against him repeatedly.

b) That he must forgive his brother 77 times.

c) To show mercy to others as Jesus shows us mercy every day.

14a) It’s important to realize when things are just petty and don’t matter in the grand scheme of things, especially in terms of eternity.

b) I find it hard to forgive those closest to me. The hurt is just too great.

c) My parents. Unsure. Call them. Visit them.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 5: Matthew 18:21-35

Jesus has done so much for us that it truly is little to forgive others and treat them as we want to be treated.

End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 5: Matthew 18:21-35

At the time, the accepted standard was to forgive someone three times as set forth by the rabbis. Peter probably thought he was being extremely generous when he more than doubled this number — that is, until Jesus put him in his place.

Jesus’s answer means we forgive unlimited amounts of time.

Settling accounts was a common and regular practice in biblical times.

Ten thousand talents would be worth anywhere between $12 million and $1 billion in today’s terms. It was a huge debt.

The man would never be able to pay (so how he racked up that much debt in ancient times is unclear). The selling of his family was merely a drop in the hat for payment.

The other servant’s debt was about 100 days worth of work, which was a large amount, too.

Note the plea is the same, and the forgiven man turns a blind eye.

The forgiven man seems to have no regrets over his actions, which helps to explain the harshness of the king’s judgement.

Any debt someone owes us is insignificant in comparison to the debt that Jesus paid for us on the cross.

Forgiveness can be one-sided. After all, it’s for your benefit to forgive so you aren’t consumed with bitterness.

You must forgive with the heart, or it’s meaningless and worthless.

If you will not forgive,  you cannot expect to be forgiven.

Fun Fact: Matthew, a tax collector, records Jesus’s teachings on money found nowhere else in the Gospels. He also records Jesus’s words on how to treat the poor and the needy.

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BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 3: Matthew 18:6-14

SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 18:6-14

Jesus explains that if anyone causes a child who believes in him to sin then it would be better to have a millstone hung around his neck and drowned in the sea. If something causes you to sin, get rid of it, even your hand, foot, or eye. It’s better to have eternal life with only one hand, foot, or eye than to be thrown into the fire of hell.

Don’t look down on the little ones. If one sheep wanders off, the shepherd goes and looks for it until he finds it. He is happier about finding that one sheep than the other 99. God is not willing to lose any of His lost sheep either.

BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 18, Day 3: Matthew 18:6-14

7) Jesus said it would be better to have a millstone hung around his neck and drown in the sea.

8a) If something causes you to sin, get rid of it, even cutting off your hand, foot, or gouging your eye. He meant to take any step necessary to remove from your life the thing that causes you to sin.

b) I’ve underestimated how others are affected by your personal sin and how much it does affect other aspects of your life.

9) God cares about everyone and wants everyone to come to him.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 18, Day 3: Matthew 18:6-14

We cannot underestimate the importance of getting rid of those things in your life that causes you to sin. Resistance to sin is easier when you’re not around it. This includes habits, relationships, entertainment, and comforts. If God cares so much for his lost sheep, so should we.

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BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 18, Day 3: Matthew 18:6-14

Pressuring others to sin is worse than just you sinning Jesus is saying here. It’s better to die Jesus says than to lead others to sin.

Our actions affect others, and we must consider our actions in relation to the spiritual welfare of others.

God will administer justice to those who sin and hurt us. This is one powerful reason to forgive others and to let things go. At the end, they will be punished.

It’s better to sacrifice now than face eternal punishment later on. It’s important to take the hand, foot, and eye gouging as figurative. The point is to take any step necessary to prevent you from falling into sin.

We are to protect the little ones of the earth. Here is where the idea of guardian angels comes from.

Parable of the Lost Sheep

See Luke’s parable of the Lost Sheep in  Luke 15:3-7

Since Jesus loved and cared for everyone, even those who go astray, so should we.

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BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 2: Matthew 18:1-5

SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 18:1-5

The disciples asked Jesus who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus called a child to him and said whoever humbles himself like children is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, and they have to become like children to enter heaven. Whoever welcomes a little child like this child becomes like Jesus.

BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 2: Matthew 18:1-5

3) The disciples asked Jesus who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus used a child as a visual example.

4) They change and become like children.

5a) Whoever humbles himself like a child is true greatness. That whoever serves others, namely God, rather than himself is great.

b) Most of the world honors those who do great things, not those who serve others with no expectation of reward. They honor self-sufficiency, not dependence.

c) In many ways with my family and others. It’s hard because we want to think highly of ourselves and never admit we are wrong.

6) This is a tough one since I don’t mingle with others all that much. Co-workers at work.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 2: Matthew 18:1-5

I love how Jesus uses concrete examples, such as a child, to make his point. It makes it easier for us to understand and know what to do.

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End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 19, Day 2: Matthew 18:1-5

This teaching took place as the disciples and Jesus were walking to Capernaum. They were arguing which one of them was the greatest. The disciples were probably hoping Jesus would pick one of them as the greatest Luke 9:46.

Obviously, Jesus is the greatest. However, he is answering the question by pointing to the nature of a child instead.

Children in ancient times held little to no value until they grew up. Their opinion did not matter, and they were virtually ignored by others. They were raised to work and help their parents. However, children have not yet learned to be full of pride. They are utterly dependent on their parents for everything. Jesus not only gives value to children here, but he teaches how we are to be with God — totally reliant upon Him.

To humble yourself is to put yourself below someone else. This is Jesus’s point. You must put yourself beneath God to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Plus, how you treat others shows how much you love Jesus. Coming in Jesus’s name means your heart belongs to Jesus.

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