Series: Fix Our Eyes: Jesus' Offer of Forgiveness
Fix our Eyes on Jesus the Forgiver: Released him and Forgave
February 21, 2021 | Travis Simone
Passage: Matthew 18:21-35
Lent (7weeks): during the season of Lent we will look at Jesus’ offer of forgiveness. We will ask questions like: How does Jesus forgive? Who does Jesus forgive? Who needs to be forgiven? Why does Jesus forgive? Forgiveness plays a central role in the mission of Jesus. Mark records Jesus declaring the very reason he came like this, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” In addition to forgiveness being fundamental to why Jesus came, it is what his followers are told by Jesus to proclaim, “repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47).