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Based in Madison, Ala., Hope Church comprises a group of people who have come together to follow Jesus Christ. The church teaches and communicates the message of the gospel to people in the Greater Madison/Huntsville, Ala. Hope Church is a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America and shares their doctrinal statement. The church operates through the children's, men's, women's, youth's and community group's ministries.
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The Unforgiving Servant
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Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” -- Matthew 18:21(ESV)
Scandalous. When we hear this word associated with church, we all cringe. Another story. Another fall. Another blight. But what if it wasn’t. What if scandalous didn’t refer to our sin but God’s grace? God’s grace is so big, so extravagant, so freely given that it has been referred to as scandalous. Often this scandal isn’t seen or felt when God’s grace is applied to us. (Because if we were really honest, we feel we deserve it). But when God’s grace is applied to someone else, especially those we think fail the most, we think of God’s grace as scandalous.
This week, we look at a difficult and pointed parable called the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18. The ideas here apply to sinners and those in any relationship. So in other words, all of us. I’d encourage you to take a look at this parable before Sunday. Kevin will be opening up the word to us. Hope to see you there, and bring someone with you.