Weekly Bible Reading Plan – Aug 2 – Aug 9

Matt 7.12-28 - Reading Slide - The Kings Speech (part 7)

Questions to Guide Your Study:

  1. Which verse in Matthew 7:13-29 grabs your attention? Which verse will you memorize? Write it down.
  2. Jesus uses 3 different images to talk about 2 groups of people, what are the characteristics of those people? What does each simile teach us about these people?
  3. What do you think the “narrow gate” and the “broad road” represent?
  4. What do the people in verse 22 trust will give them access to Heaven? What does Jesus claim they lack? So what is necessary?
  5. What is the difference between the people on the rock and the sand? What does James say in 1:22-25 about these 2 groups of people? Where are you?
  6. What is one way you can “put these things into practice” this week? Write it down.
  7. How do you think we are like the men who use “Jesus’ name” ignorantly in Acts 19? What things do we have that we could and should burn now that we’re following Jesus? 
  8. How can we identify false prophets, preachers, and teachers?

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Weekly Bible Reading Plan – July 5 – July 12

Matt 5.38-48 Reading Slide - The Kings Speech (part 3)

 Questions to Guide You:

  1. If you took these words as seriously as possible what would it look like? What would it require to live like this?
  2. When you read these commands/invitations what do they make you feel? Do you naturally want to do them, or do you find yourself looking for exceptions, objections, and loopholes? Why do you think that is?
  3. What exceptions does Jesus list? What do you make of this?
  4. Who are your enemies? Name them so you can pray for them.
  5. What situations are you experiencing right now, where you can choose to seek reconciliation rather than retaliation?
  6. Do you give money like Jesus says? If not, why not? If so, what gives you the freedom to give generously?
  7. Why do you think Jesus wants us to give to “everyone who asks?” What benefit do they gain? What benefit do I gain?
  8. How is obeying these commands an extreme test of faith? Is it possible to live like this if Jesus is not the Savior Lord that saved us from Hell, promises Heaven, and gives the Holy Spirit?

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