Sermons on Matthew
Treating Each Other Well
What is most likely to make you angry? What is one thing you could do that would be more constructive than anger? In what relationship do you need to seek reconciliation?
Salt & Light
How is the identity God gives you different from the way you view yourself? What is one way you can bring some salt and light to your sphere of influence this week? If you were to point to one thing in your life as an example of how you’ve been changed by following Jesus, what would it be?
The Kingdom Ethic
What will it take to make you happy? Which beatitude do you most identify with? Who in your heart of hearts do you believe is unblessable?
Is It Enough to Friend Jesus?
How would you classify yourself: Admirer, Adherent, worshiper, follower/disciple What is the cross that you are currently bearing? In what area are you looking for a loophole instead of doing what you know God wants?
Who or what are you actually following? If someone followed you around would they be pushed toward or pulled away from Jesus? What is one step you can take this week to follow Jesus?
What are you seeking this Christmas? What’s your general reaction to Jesus: admiration, mild interest, boredom, worship? What is one thing you can do this week to help you experience the peace of Jesus?
Becoming an Apprentice, Pt. 1
If you could pick a different career, would you? Why? What would it be? What has helped you find rest for your soul? Why? What are some lessons you’d like to or still need to learn?
Be Concerned About the Right Things
Where does following God’s plan and purpose for your life fit into your priorities? What is your biggest fear right now? What is one thing you can do this week to be “on mission”?