This episode covers three main topics. The first is about forgiving the brother who has sinned against us and, generally, about forgiveness. Jesus teaches to rebuke directly the brother who has sinned against us, and separately from others; if he does not listen, then in the presence of two or three witnesses, and only after that to present the problem in the congregation of believers. The second topic is about the binding and loosing of sins on the earth. And the third is about the joint prayer of two or three believers. Our Lord also says that where two or three gather in His name, He is there among them.