Lesson for September 7, 2019.

FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER

Scripture Reading: Matt. 18th Chapter.

Memory Verse: Matt. 6:15.

  1. What is necessary for us to do in order to receive forgiveness of our sins? Mark 11:25.
  2. Will God pardon those who do not forgive their fellow men? Matt. 6:15; Mark 11:26, Matt. 18:21-22.

Note. God is not satisfied with lip service or mere formality. We must forgive from the heart, and when we do then will also forget, and we will cease to dwell upon the sins which have been forgiven. Some when pretending to forgive say: “I can forgive but I cannot forget them”. They hold a grudge.

  1. In what condition must our heart be in order that we might receive forgiveness? Matt. 6:12.
  2. Did God forbid grudging? Lev. 19:18.
  3. What does the New Testament say about grudging? James 5:9; Matt. 6:12-24.

Note. — Jealousy is a predominant sin of the age, now even as it was in the time when Joseph’s brethren became jealous of him because of his parents love and extra kindness, and also because God favored him and gave him dreams about things would soon come to pass; therefore they mistreated him and sold unto strangers for a slave.

  1. How did Joseph the man of God forgive his brethren? Gen. 45:15.
  2. In dealing with the erring, what feelings should actuate us? Matt. 18:33.
  3.  What may those expect who fail to show mercy to others? James 2:13.
  4. In the parable of Matthew 18, what happened to the servant who owed a large sum? Matt. 18:23-27.
  5. Later when someone came who owed this same man a mere trifle, what mercy did he receive? Matt. 18:28-30.
  6. What treatment did the unmerciful servant receive from his Master? Matt. 18:32-35.
  7. For whom has all of this been recorded? 1 Cor. 10:11; Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17.