5 3 Modern Paradigms 1. To engage the world, we must be people who exalt Christ (worshippers) 2. To engage the world, we must leave the confines of church 3. To engage the world, we must change our perspectives 22 Feb 2015
6 The power of the gospel to transform society and the world does not lie in every Christian becoming a vocational missionary or pastor The First Days of Jesus by Andreas J. Kostenberger & Alexander E. Stewart It lies in every Christian living out the power of the gospel at their work site, in their office building, and in their home.
7 Finding An Anchor The Lord s Prayer Our relationship His concerns Our concerns His majesty
8 Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
9 Matthew 6:12 και αφες ημιν τα οφειληματα ημων And forgive us the debts of ours (our debts) ως και just/even as ημεις αφηκαμεν τοις οφειλεταις ημων we forgive the debtors of ours (our debtors)
10 Matthew 6:12 και αφες ημιν τα οφειληματα ημων And forgive us the debts of ours (our debts) ως και just/even as ημεις αφηκαμεν τοις οφειλεταις ημων we forgive the debtors of ours (our debtors)
11 Matthew 6:12 και αφες ημιν τα οφειληματα ημων And forgive us the debts of ours (our debts) ως και just/even as ημεις αφηκαμεν τοις οφειλεταις ημων we forgive the debtors of ours (our debtors)
12 Matthew 6:12 και αφες ημιν τα οφειληματα ημων And forgive us the debts of ours (our debts) ως και just/even as ημεις αφηκαμεν τοις οφειλεταις ημων we forgive the debtors of ours (our debtors)
13 Debt ὀφείλημα (opheilema) A moral debt incurred as a result of sin To be repaid
14 Debt οφειληματα (opheilemata) versus οφειλεταις (opheiletais) Moral Debts Versus Moral Debtors
15 Debt οφειληματα (opheilemata) versus οφειλεταις (opheiletais) The moral debts owed by us (to God) Versus The moral debts owed to us (by others)
16 Forgive ἀφίημι (aphiemi) To blot out, to wipe out, to do away with Focus is on the guilt of the wrongdoing, not upon the wrong-doing itself The event is not undone, but the guilt is pardoned
17 Forgive αφες (aphes) versus αφηκαμεν (aphekamen) A Request to be Forgiven Versus An Accomplished Act of Forgiveness
18 Matthew 6:12 We have already wiped out what others owe us. In the same manner wipe out what we owe You.
19 Living as a Forgiven People Living as a Forgiving People A people who have received grace for ourselves A people who release grace to others
20 Maths of Matthew 18:21-35 Question Suggestion Proposition Illustration
21 Maths of Matthew 18:21-35 How many times? (3 x 2) + 1 = 7 times? (10+1)x7 or (10x7)x7!! Money Matters
22 10,000 TALENTS! 1 talent = 6,000 denarii
23 10,000 TALENTS! 60,000,000 denarii!!
24 10,000 TALENTS! 1 denarii = SGD 100
25 10,000 TALENTS! $6,000,000,000!!!!
26 DEBT CANCELLED $6,000,000,000!!!!
27 100 DENARII!!
28 PAY BACK!! $10,000!
29 You have been forgiven much Will you not forgive likewise?
30 You have been forgiven much Forgive us our debts JUST AS Will you not forgive likewise? We have forgiven our debtors
31 To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. C.S. Lewis
32 Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Mark Twain
33 Corrie Ten Boom 15 April April 1983
34 An Eskimo Phrase Issumagijoujungnainermik unable to think about it anymore.
35 The test of a preacher is that His congregation goes away saying not What a lovely sermon but I will do something Billy Graham
36 Who is someone I will forgive today? What is something I will do?
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