The King With A Long Nose

Series: The Gospel of Matthew

The King With A Long Nose

January 31, 2021 | Troy Duppenthaler

In this parable of Jesus, we learn that one of the foundational character traits of a Christian is a spirit of forgiveness. We are to be long-suffering and slow to anger, paying down the personal and emotional debt ourselves, just as God has done for us in the Gospel.

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 The King With a Long Nose

Matthew 18:21-35 

Key Question: What does it mean to have a forgiving spirit? 

  1. Why do we need a forgiving spirit?

(v 26) “The servant fell on his knees before him, and said, ‘Be patient with me.” 

  • It’s one of the foundational characteristics of God
  • It’s the secret to true freedom 


  1. What is a forgiving spirit?

(v 27) “The king took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.” 

  • Cancel the Debt
  • Have Compassion
  • Let Them Go 


  1. How do we get a forgiving spirit?

(v 21) “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”



Series Information

In our continued study of Gospel of Matthew, we see how God’s promises in the Hebrew Scriptures to bring salvation to his people Israel and to the whole world are being fulfilled with the coming of Jesus the Messiah. Our response to this joyful news should be to go into all the world and make disciples of Jesus the Messiah.

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