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Olathe View Baptist Church

Go Beyond Forgiveness

When Jesus told His disciples that they should be willing to forgive their offenders even though they offended them as many as seven times in a day, they were astounded. They thought the Lord was going to have to supply them with a superabundance of faith to forgive in that fashion. Jesus made it quite plain, it was not more faith that they needed, just basic obedience. Then to drive home the point, He told them a little story about a servant who only did what he was expected to do in the field and then at home... He concluded that such a servant was considered an unprofitable servant - he only did what he was commanded to do... Such is the disciple who only forgives. Profitable disciples need to go beyond forgiveness.