Sermon Text: Matthew 18:21-35

Scripture Referenced: Matthew 6:14-15; Luke 7:47b; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13

New City Catechism: Question #42 | How is the Word of God to be read and heard? 


According to court documents filed in the divorce case, he spent $400,000 a month to maintain his lifestyle. From 1995 to 1997, he spent $9 million in legal fees, $230,000 on pagers and cellphones, $410,000 on a birthday party. In June 2002, he owed $8,100 to care for his tigers and $65,000 for limos.
— Tyson's Bankruptcy Is a Lesson In Ways to Squander a Fortune, The New York Times, August 5th 2003
We sure used to be. We stood up for what was right! We fought for moral reasons, we passed and struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and cultivated the world’s greatest artists and the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, and we acted like men. We aspired to intelligence; we didn’t belittle it; it didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election, and we didn’t scare so easy. And we were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one—America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
— Aaron Sorkin, Newsroom, episode one
Martyn Lloyd-Jones] apparently said that if he was to come home and someone was to say, “O, while you were out a bill came, so I just paid it for you,” he would not know how to respond. He would not know how happy to be. He would not know whether—if it had been some extra postage, just a few pence—to simply say “thank you,” or whether—if it was hundreds of thousands of pounds—to fall on his hands and knees and kiss the person’s feet. We have to appreciate that Jesus has paid a MASSIVE debt for us, and when we do so, gratitude will well up in our hearts. Our problem is that we have become immune to the size of the debt by over-familiarity.
— Tim Keller
Sinners are commonly careless about the pardon of their sins till they come under the arrests of some awakening word, some startling providence, or approaching death.
— Matthew Henry
The law is for the hard-hearted, the Gospel is for the broken-hearted
— Tullian Tchvidjian
He who considers his own sins is more indulgent to his fellow-servant.
— John Chrysostrom



O Great is Our God

Come Thou Fount

Man of Sorrows

Jesus Paid it All

It is Finished