Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other,
just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32
Our Bible lesson today is a parable which is a story Jesus told when He lived during the Hypostatic Union about forgiveness.
Read in Matthew 18:23-35
One day a king was going over his funds and noticed that one of his servants owed him ten thousand bags of gold. Wow, that was a lot of money! It would have taken the servant two hundred thousand years to pay it back which would be totally impossible!
When the servant was brought to the king, he couldn’t repay the money so the king told him that he was going to sell him, his wife and kids to pay the debt. The servant threw himself at the king’s feet and begged for a chance to repay the money.
Right after the servant was forgiven; he left the throne room, and saw a man that owed him 100 silver coins. It would have taken the man a few months to pay it off but, the servant grabbed him around the throat and started choking him and demanded that he pay back him back NOW!
Even though the man begged and begged for more time to pay back the money, the servant never did forgive him. He forgot all about how what the king had done for him. Instead the servant tossed this man in prison until he paid his debt in full. When the other servants saw how awful he treated this man, they couldn’t believe their eyes and went and told the king everything that happened.
The king called in the hateful, unforgiving servant and reminded him how he had forgiven his debt and asked him why he didn’t he forgive the man who owed a lot less. The king was so upset that he had him tossed into jail and tortured until he paid back all he had owed.
This story reminds you about how your sins were forgiven when Jesus paid for them on the cross. Jesus saw how impossible it was for you to pay for your sins, so He died on the cross to pay for your sins which canceled your debt!
Can you believe Jesus did this for you even though He was in terrible pain from being whipped, punched and nailed to the cross?
God wants you to remember that you are not perfect and that Jesus paid for your sins so that you will forgive all of the people who hurt your feelings right away. He never ever wants you to sit around feeling sorry for yourself, instead God wants you to follow the faith-rest-drill.
Step 1: Tell God the Father any bad things you have thought, like getting angry or feeling sorry for yourself, and any bad thing you said or did to the person to get back at them.
Step 2: Cast your problem to God which means to tell God about that person that hurt you. Remember that you can trust God to solve your problem because He is the only fair one of the universe.
Step 3: Go ahead and have fun with your mom and dad at the lake while God takes care of it. Don’t waste your time, thinking about the person over and over again or else your soul will hurt just as bad as if you had gotten punched in the stomach.