Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Jesus (Parables)

Read Matt 18:21-35

  • Jesus tells this parable in response to Peter’s question. What did Peter ask?
  • So how often are we supposed to forgive someone?
  • You think seventy times seven may be a lot, but when two sevens are used in the New Testament, it means infinity. That means we have to forgive forever. Why do you think Jesus didn’t let us have a specific number?
  • Retell the parable of the unforgiving servant.
    • What did he do wrong?
    • Why was it all right for him to be forgiven but not to forgive others?
    • What request is in the Lord’s prayer about forgiveness?
    • Do we really want to be forgiven by God the way we may forgive others?
    • Why is forgiveness so important?
    • Who can you forgive today? (Don’t forget yourself!)