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The Unforgiving Servant

Slide Summary

Slide 1: Title slide showing the Unforgiving Servant saying "Hey, you owe me money".

Slide 2: The King is sitting on His throne with the Unforgiving Servant in front of him. The books had been checked and the servant owed the King a lot of money. The servant and his wife and children would be sold.

Slide 3: The servant pleads for mercy and the King feels sorry for the servant. The servant promises to pay the money back.

Slide 4: The King lets the servant off with the debt. The servant is very happy.

Slide 5: As the servant makes his way home he spots someone that owes him money.

Slide 6: The servant demands that the man pay up what he owes him.

Slide 7: The man begs for the same mercy showed to the servant by the King.

Slide 8: The servant denies the man's request and throws him in jail.

Slide 9: The King finds out what has happened and throws the servant in jail as well.

Matthew 18 v 21-35

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “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 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’

27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’

29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’

30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.

32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.

33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’

34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”