Luke 17 – Are You Willing to Forgive?

Jesus describes how those who follow Him should maker personal sacrifices to avoid causing others to stumble. They should be known for their humility and willingness to forgive.

Jesus healed some people instantly, but others had to go on a journey.

Faith the size of a mustard seed is all we need to change the world. The Kingdom of God is within our grasp! We can partner with God to bring more of heaven of earth.

When judgment comes to Jerusalem, some will be arrested and taken away and some will remain. Even as the Romans fulfilled this prophecy in A.D. 70, the Kingdom of God will outlast all earthly empires which come and go.

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Message Notes:

Following Jesus means we make the personal sacrifices necessary to avoid causing others to stumble and to forgive people more than we may want to forgive them. To have healthy relationships requires having the courage to rebuke the one who hurts us. We have to be honest with others when others make decisions that hurt us. Even still, we are willing to forgive others because we have been forgiven.

Jesus heals 10 men with leprosy. Rather than healing them instantaneously, he sends them on a journey. It’s along the journey they are healed. Only one came back to thank Jesus. This reminds us not to take for granted any of the ways God has blessed us.

Faith the size of a mustard seed then say to this mulberry tree?

Sodom and Lot’s wife both explain how just as disaster can come in an instant so will the Son of Man. Just as some died instantaneously like Lot’s wife, some will be taken or die and some will remain alive.

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