For Personal or Small Group Study.
Over this past week, we’ve studied Matthew 19 as it relates to the theme of Sacrifice. Here’s a run-down of this week’s posts:
- Are First World Problems Really Problems?
- Can Riches and Sacrifice Coexist?
- It’s All Fun and Games Until Jesus Requires Sacrifice
- Is the Western Church Ready and Equipped for Sacrifice?
- What Does First World Sacrifice Look Like?
To end this week’s post-series, I leave you with 10 study questions to tackle personally or with in a small group study. Enjoy!
10 Study Questions On Sacrifice:
- In the past couple of weeks, what First World Problems have you been faced with?
- In comparison to other countries around the world, what makes our Western World so great? Why are we so blessed?
- As you read through Matthew 19, what initial thoughts or feelings surfaced?
- If we consider wealth and comfort, what has Hollywood and pop-culture taught us about these two topics?
- In what specific ways does wealth and comfort bring about increased temptation and opportunity for sin? (19:23)
- Jesus’ statement regarding a camel going through the eye of a needle, can be difficult to comprehend. What thoughts, feelings or theories do you have? (19:24)
- Consider the disciples place during this conversation. If you were one of them, what would be going through your mind? (19:25-27)
- In verse 28, Jesus explains an image of future glory that brings about a lot of questions and theories. What’s your take?
- Discuss the possibility of having to choose Jesus over home, family or work. How could this become a reality in Canada?
- Has God called you to sacrifice anything for Him recently? If so, what was the result of that sacrifice?
Join the Conversation, Leave Your Thoughts
How do these questions impact your walk with Christ and/or your view of Matthew 19?