Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – September 14, 2020

Date: 09-14-2020

Scripture Lesson:Matthew 18:21-35

Preacher: Prof. Christie

Description: Reading           Matthew 18:21-35 “This parable teaches all us about the essential nature of forgiveness. God’s forgiveness to us is essential. If God doesn’t forgive us for sinning, we cannot have God. We cannot live with God, we cannot pray to God, we cannot find comfort with God, we have no future with God. And so God forgave us on the Savior’s cross and God forgives us every day.  But forgiving others is also essential. If I believe that Jesus forgives me, I must forgive others…If we will not forgive others, how can we confess our sins in worship: I ask for your forgiveness Lord, but I will not forgive others. How can we hear the good news with a smile on our face and then put on the frown of anger to a neighbor? How can we receive the Savior’s body and blood given and shed for us for the forgiveness of sins and walk away from the altar refusing to forgive the sins of others? A refusal to forgive makes no sense. It denies Christ, it destroys faith, it deserves destruction. Jesus’ parable is stern, but it comes from a concern and care for faith” (Prof. J. Tiefel, Class Notes for WR3051). Speaker           Prof. Christie Hymns             WHP 587 – “Come Down, O Love Divine” CW 493 – “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” Prayer/Day      O Lord Jesus Christ, preserve the congregation of believers with your never-failing mercy. Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Organist          Dean Otto