Jesus gives advice on living.
1. What does Jesus say we must do to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
v 3 ... Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
2. What does Jesus say we must do if our brother sins against us?
v 15 “If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
3. What did Peter ask Jesus about forgiving his brother and what did Jesus say in reply?
v 21 and 22 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?”
Jesus said to him, “I don’t tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.
- v 1 to 6 Jesus tells his disciples that they must be childlike in their humility if they want to be in God’s Kingdom. He adds that there will be dire consequences for anyone who causes anyone with childlike humility to stumble
- v 7 to 9 Jesus says we must remove from our lives anything that causes us to stumble
- v 10 to 14 We mustn't despise those who have childlike humility. They have angels in touch with the father in heaven who wants them all to be saved
- v 15 to 20 Faults between Jesus' followers should be resolved by those concerned if possible. If the problem cannot be resolved, one or two more can be involved to help. Only if that fails should the matter become public
v 21 to 35 Jesus teaches that we must forgive if we want to be forgiven. He tells a parable about a man who is forgiven an enormous debt who then won't forgive somebody else who owes him a tiny amount