KEY TEXTS: MATTHEW 18:21-35
Dear brothers and Sisters, Happy Sabbath to you. I am thankful for the life and for the opportunity to share with you what God has put in my heart. I also pray and trust that God is going to bless each one of you as you fellowship and worship in your local churches around the world.
I do not take the assignment given to me today lightly. I must confess that this is not the sermon I had in mind in the beginning of this week. I struggled, prayed and labored for the past two nights. Finally, what we have in the next few pages is what I am compelled to share with you. I have no idea why but God knows…and therefore I must obey. Please ask God right now to open your heart and your mind before you proceed. Will you? Come Holy Spirit, teach us, touch our lives, and change us into Jesus' likeness. Amen.
Let’s close today with our mind on Lords prayer Matthew 6: 9-15. Note Verses 14-159
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
You and I know without doubt that we cannot be saved if our sins are not forgiven. My prayer today for you and for me is that we accept God’s forgiveness and also learn to forgive others in the same measure. Do you have someone in your life you need to forgive? Hurry up and do it! Do you still harbor resentment, anger, and bitterness over a brother, sister, fellow church member, neighbor and or spouse? Ask God to give you the power to make things right! You must, and I must if we are serious about our salvation. May God bless you, and keep you until that bright morning day when we see Him face to face. Amen.
Preacher: Caleb Migombo
Painter: Lars Justinen