I. Two Parts
II. Matthew and Punishment
A. Facts from last week about Matthew and punishment.
B. How best to interpret.
C. Other examples in Matthew
D. Jesus in Matthew is intense about mercy.
III. The Point is Forgiveness
A. What is forgiveness?
B. Why do we forgive?
C. What does forgiveness look like?
IV. South Africa TRC Story
A. Difficulty in forgiveness.
B. Forgiveness in small things.
V. Jesus's forgiveness is the foundation for our forgiveness.
A. Forgive from your heart
B. Forgive to avoid consequence
C. Whatever the motivation is, set yourself on the path to forgiveness.