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Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 18

RELATIONSHIPS IN THE KINGDOM

Here Jesus begins the fourth discourse in Matthew, addressing relationships in the church, the community of the kingdom (18:1-35)...
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Serving the Little Ones

The unifying theme in this section is the importance of honoring children and others who lack worldly status in the kingdom (vv...
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The Greatest Is the Child

Compare Mark 9:33-37 and Luke 9:46-48...
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Causing a Little One to Stumble

Compare Mark 9:42-50 and Luke 17:1-2...
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Go After the Straying Sheep

Compare Luke 15:3-7...
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Discipline and Forgiveness

The paragraph on discipline fits closely with the preceding paragraph on seeking the straying sheep and the paragraph before that warning against causing little ones to stumble...
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Addressing Stumbling Blocks Seriously

Compare Luke 17:3...
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Forgiveness

On verses 21-22, compare Luke 17:4...
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