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We should practice forgiving others because we've been forgiven!
In today’s lesson, we’re learning about a parable Jesus told about forgiveness. Remember, a parable is just a fancy word for a story used to teach an important lesson. One day, a king decided to collect all of the money his servants owed him. One guy owed him A LOT of money, like millions of dollars! The servant pleaded with the king to give him more time. The king felt sorry for the guy and decided to forgive the entire debt! That’s crazy! You would think the servant would be so thankful. But, the servant did something surprising. He went to a guy who owed him a few thousand dollars and said, “Pay up!” That guy pleaded for more time but the servant wouldn’t wait. He threw him in jail until he could pay him back. Did you catch that? The servant who had just been released from a HUGE debt went to a guy who owed him a SMALL debt and made him pay. Here’s the point. Jesus is like the king. He gave his life to pay for our sin debts. The debt we owe God for our sins is way bigger than any debt someone owes us. We need to be forgiving because we’ve been forgiven. So, get in the habit of forgiving!