Sermons / Talks

Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 16 April 2023

Life in the Kingdom

Jesus has explicitly warned about the dangers to the community in God’s kingdom (the dangers of sin and stumbling blocks are to be taken seriously, radically). Jesus has revealed the heart of God, whose kingdom it is (God desires the wandering citizen to be found and restored). In this closing section, Jesus teaches on how to thoughtfully, and dependently, restore a brother or sister by confronting willful sin. And He exposes the hallmark of this kingdom: abundant and mind-blowingly generous forgiveness. In a world which does conflict on Twitter, which spreads rumours and avoids open and caring confrontation, which has cancelled forgiveness and replaced it with revenge, revisionism, and refusal, this kind of kingdom is needed. We need it!

Scripture References: Matthew 18:15-35, Psalms 15:1-5, Genesis 4:17-26

From Series: "Service - Sunday Morning"


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