Each week, as you take in the Bible, find some friends to talk it out. You can follow this simple guide to help. First, R.E.A.D. and P.R.A.Y. on your own. Then, meet with friends to share what you've learned.
R - Retell it P - Praise
E - Examine it R - Repent
A - Apply it A - Ask
D - Discuss it Y - Yield
Sunday's Message Text:
Bible Plan Readings - Week 26
Memorize: Philippians 3:8
This week is all about obedience. Is that a positive or negative word to you? Why?
From Sunday's message in Matthew 5, or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what is impacting you the most? Was there a word, phrase, Bible verse, or theme that impacted you? Hint: What did you highlight
What 6 examples of Kingdom demands does Jesus provide in Matthew 5:21-48? Can you see a sentence structure to each example? What does each example include?
With the first example that Jesus provides, what is the main issue and what does Jesus teach for us to do when this happens?
What is Jesus teaching about people in verses 21-26?
Do you agree that what you obey tells everyone else what you worship? What is an example of this?
Anger, not just murder, "is a symptom of a desire to get rid of somebody." (Stott) Can you see the connection between murder and anger?
Some anger is biblical. Who are you worshipping in your anger? Who are you hostile to in your anger? (sin or God)
Who has been angry with you that you need to reconcile quickly with? Are you willing to drop everything to go reconcile, showing your obedience to God?
Read Ezekiel 36:27. Try to restate this verse in your words...Spirit-filled, life-changing obedience-based discipleship makes obedience to God possible.