Do you ever struggle to forgive others? It’s all too easy to lash out when we have been hurt by someone. At other times, we secretly hold a grudge or tell others about the faults of the one who hurt us. If this has ever been true of you, you aren’t alone. Followers of Jesus have always needed help forgiving others when they have been wronged. The parable of Matthew 18:21-35 reveals teaching by Jesus about forgiveness that we all need to hear and apply.

July 8, 2018
Mark McGeever

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For years I thought I understood Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan. It is a story about what kind of neighbor we ought to be, a story that places the emphasis on the listener to be a better neighbor, right? Well, as we take another look, we might discover that the purpose of Jesus' story was not so simple. In fact, parables had a way of revealing and deepening truth to some, while concealing truth from others, all in one simple package.

July 1, 2018
Pat Linnell