That little phrase, “Let It Go” is probably very familiar to you if you have kids or grandkids of a certain age. On November 19, 2013, the movie “Frozen” premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA. It was a box office smash racking in over $1.3 billion worldwide as well as winning numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Original Song. This catchy tune seems to be forever etched into the minds of those kids and adults who have heard Idina Menzel’s beautiful voice hundreds of times.
Let It Go as a phrase in our message this week is the linchpin upon which we dive into this week’s parable that Jesus taught in Matthew 18.
The parable of the unforgiving servant is as relevant for you and me today as it was to Jesus’ audience when he first spoke it some 2,000 years ago.
Peter asked Jesus a very practical question,
Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me?
Have you ever wondered the same thing? What Jesus really taught Peter, and thereby you and I in this passage, may be the most practical life lesson ever!
Why? Because every one of us has been hurt, wronged, falsely accused, maligned, mistreated, lied about, cheated on, multiple times in our lives. How do you deal with that? How do you move forward?
Jesus gives us clear answers to those questions, and more, in our pursuit of life changing truth this week!
My hope and prayer is, that you will make One Thing for Men a priority this Friday because God has a word for you!
In preparation, make it a priority this week to read through Matthew 18, reflecting on its truths found in what Jesus taught. And then invite a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to join you at your table for the message and the discussion.
Let’s build on the momentum of last week and pray like crazy for God to do something huge in each of our lives this Friday morning.
It is with great expectancy that I will see you at Cabernet on Friday!
This Week’s Key Verses:
“Then Peter came to him and asked, ‘Lord, how often should I forgive someone who has sinned against me? Seven times?’ ‘No, not seven times,’ Jesus replied, ‘but seventy times seven!’” – Matthew 18:21,22
“I – yes, I alone – will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.” – Isaiah 43:25
“But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” – Mark 11:25
“… be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32
Here is the link to the message: https://vimeo.com/channels/onethingformen/