The Parable of the Weeds – Small Group Study
Continued Study from Matthew’s Gospel: As I stated in my October 12th Post, Parable of the Sower, our Lead Pastor, Mark Carroll has been teaching through the book of Matthew.
Each week, our small groups ministry (Community Groups) have been discussing the sermons and coinciding passages.
Part of my pastoral role is to provide leadership over these groups; creating and distributing study questions from each message. This is the second instalment of that small group material.
The Parable of the Weeds.
If this is Jesus’ kingdom, why doesn’t it feel like it?
Before working through the study questions, I suggest reading through the key passage, found in Matthew 13:24-30 & 36-43.
- Initial thoughts or feelings on the sermon and/or the passage?
- When you hear the words “Jesus Kingdom”, what thoughts or feelings stir inside of you?
- When you think about the metaphor of wheat (righteous) and weeds (wicked) growing up together, what images come to mind?
- Implication 1: Don’t be surprised that evil exists. What evil exists for us, in Whitehorse, YT? How can we coexist with these evils?
- Implication 2: Don’t blame God for the existence of evil. Why do you think God chooses to allow us to coexist with the righteous and wicked? Are there any benefits for us.
- Implication 3: Look forward to the harvest with fear and trembling. How does this knowledge that the harvest is coming, impact your current life and your interaction with the unrighteousness people who you know?
- Implication 4: Look forward to the harvest with joy and anticipation. How will the knowledge of the harvest bring joy into your life this week? How will Jesus’ promise of salvation bring you joy this week?
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How has Jesus’ promise of salvation brought you joy this week?