Saturday, September 12, 2015

Homiletics Matthew 18

written 4 February 2014


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                Capernaum                       Who? Jesus, disciples

1
1-3
Disc to J: Who greatest in KoH; J called child, said: Except ye be converted/become as children, ye not enter KoH.
2
4-6
Whosoever humble himself as this child, same is greatest in KoH; whoso receive such child in my name receiveth me; whoso offend one which believe in me, better for him millstone hanged around neck/drowned.
3
7-9
Woe unto world because of offences, offences come but woe to man by whom cometh; if hand/foot offend, cut off, better enter life maimed than be cast into everlasting fire; if eye offend, pluck, better enter life w/1 eye than cast into hell fire.
4
10
Despise not these little ones, in heaven their angels behold face of my Father.
5
11-13
Son of man come to save lost; if man has 100 sheep and 1 gone astray, doth he not leave 99 and seeketh; if he find, he rejoice more than of 99 went not astray.
6
14
Not will of Father one of these perish.
7
15-17
If brother trespass against thee, go tell between thee and him alone, if he hear, thou hast gained brother; if he not hear, take 1 or 2 more witnesses; if he neglect to hear them, tell to church, if he neglect to hear church, let him be as heathen or publican.
8
18-20
Whatsoever ye bind on earth, bound in heaven, whatsoever ye loose on earth be loosed in heaven; if two agree on anything they ask, it shall be done for them of my Father; where 2 or 3 gathered in my name, there I am.
9
21-22
P: how oft shall brother sin/I forgive? 7x? J: 77x.
10
23-25
Koh likened to king which take acct of servants; one brought owed 10000 talents; he had not to pay, lord demanded he sold and wife/children/all he had and payment made.
11
26-27
Servant fell down/worshiped: patience and I will pay; Lord moved w/compassion, loosed him/forgave debt.
12
28-30
Same servant found fellow servant, owed 100 pence, took by throat: pay me; fellow servant fell: patience and I will pay; he would not, cast him into prison.
13
31-33
Fellow servants saw, told lord: thou wicked servant, I forgave; shouldst not thou have compassion as I pity thee?
14
34-35
Lord delivered him to tormenters till he should pay; so my Father do unto you if your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
1-14
Disc: Who greatest in KoH; J: Except ye become as children, ye not enter KoH; Whosoever humble as child, same is greatest; whoso receive such child in my name receiveth me; whoso offend one which believe in me, better millstone hanged around neck/drowned; offences come but woe to man by whom cometh; if hand/foot offend, cut off, better enter life maimed than be cast into everlasting fire; if eye offend, pluck, better enter life w/1 eye than cast into hell fire; Despise not these little ones, in heaven their angels behold face of my Father; Son of man come to save lost; if man has 100 sheep, 1 gone astray, doth he not leave 99 and seeketh; if he find, he rejoice more than of 99 went not astray; Not will of Father one of these perish.
Principle:
You must become as humble children to enter the kingdom of heaven.
We must be careful not to cause those who belong to Jesus to sin.
Whatever causes you to sin, get rid of it!  Entering heaven is more important than hanging onto what’s causing you to die spiritually!
Jesus came to save the lost and He rejoices every time He brings one sheep home because it’s God’s will that He should lose none of these (that God has chosen).
2
15-35
If brother trespass against thee, tell between thee and him alone, if he hear, thou hast gained brother; if he not hear, take 1 or 2 witnesses; if he neglect to hear them, tell church, if he neglect to hear church, let him be as heathen or publican; Whatsoever ye bind on earth, bound in heaven, whatsoever ye loose on earth, loosed in heaven; if two agree on anything they ask, it be done for them of my Father; where 2 or 3 gathered in my name, there I am; P: how oft shall brother sin/I forgive? 7x? J: 77x; Koh likened to king which take acct of servants; one owed 10000 talents; lord demanded he sold and wife/children/all he had and payment made; Servant fell down/worshiped: patience and I will pay; Lord moved, loosed him/forgave debt; Same servant found fellow servant, owed 100 pence, took by throat: pay me; fellow servant fell: patience and I will pay; he cast him into prison; Fellow servants saw, told lord: thou wicked servant, I forgave; shouldst not thou have compassion as I pity thee?  Lord delivered him to tormenters till he pay; so my Father do unto you if your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Principle:
Reconciliation with a brother is desirable, but if he doesn’t listen to you or to 1 or two witnesses or to the church as you escalate the issue, he’s not a brother so let him be as a heathen to you.
Forgiveness is the mark of believers in Christ.
If we don’t forgive, we will not be forgiven.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Jesus teaches about entering the kingdom, confronting sin and forgiveness.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT seek to be humble and examine their lives for triggers that cause them to sin or lead others into sin so they may take these attitudes and behaviors to the Lord for disposal so they might enter His kingdom; seek to be people who seek unity in the body of Christ through reconciliation and the practice of forgiveness, being an example to other Christians and the world around them.

 

Application:

1
What attitudes and behaviors might you have to leave behind to become like a child so you may inherit the kingdom of heaven?
What will you do to ensure that you do not cause one of these little ones to sin?
How might you cut off a hand or foot or pluck out an eye to keep yourself from sinning?
When have you rejoiced over finding one thing that was lost?
2
In what way have you practiced the Biblical method of reconciliation outlined in Matthew 18 and what were the results?
When has someone approached you about your sin and how far did the confrontation have to go (witnesses, church)?
When has this Biblical method of reconciliation revealed that the one you thought was a brother actually wasn’t and how did you react to this revelation?
In what way have you sought mercy that you didn’t show to someone else?
How would you counsel a brother you observed being unforgiving?
Under what circumstances have you extended forgiveness because Christ has forgiven you?

 

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