Context is Everything: Matthew 18:20

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Many have heard that when two or three are gathered together in the name of Jesus, he is right there with them. That’s true, but it’s not what Jesus was teaching in the passage that we discuss today. Matthew’s Gospel is directed at Jews who would have been familiar with the Old Testament and the concept that coming together with two or three witnesses was always employed when confronting sin. Matthew 18:20 is about the process of bringing a lost and wandering sheep back in the fold. Jesus wants to use the church to lovingly confront, humbly forgive, and gently restore.