Week of June 28

June 28 - Matthew 18-19

1) What is the point of the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (see 18:23-35)?

2) How did Jesus reply to the question the Pharisees asked about divorce (see 19:3-9)?

  1. God made us male and female
  2. God intends for marriage to be between one man and one woman
  3. God desires for marriage to be permanent
  4. God did not intend divorce; it is the result of the hardness of our hearts
  5. All of the above

June 29 - Matthew 20-21

1) What is the point of the Parable of the Day Laborers (see 20:1-16)?

2) In the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, what did they do to the representatives the landowner sent (see 21:33-44)?

  1. Mistreated his servants (i.e., Prophets)
  2. Killed his only son (i.e., Jesus)
  3. Both of the above

June 30 - Matthew 22-23

1) In Jesus' answer to the religious leaders about paying taxes to the Roman government, what principles might apply to our patriotic duty as citizens in America (see 22:15-22)?

  1. Support our government (see Matt. 17:24-27; Rom. 13:5-7)
  2. Seek God for our government leaders (see 1 Tim. 2:1-4)
  3. Submit to our government leaders and laws (see 1 Pet. 2:13-14; Rom. 13:2-5)
  4. Stand up to our government when it condemns what God commands or commands what God condemns (see Acts 5:29)
  5. All of the above

2) What did Jesus desire for Jerusalem (see 23:37-39)?

July 1 - Matthew 24

1) What is the correct sequence or timeline of the following end time events in v. 15-31?

  1. Son of Man (Christ) returns on clouds of glory (v. 30)
  2. Angels gather the elect, the saved (v. 31)
  3. Abomination of desolation (anti-Christ) appears (v. 15)
  4. Great tribulation takes place (v. 21)

2) Who alone knows the "day and the hour" of the end (see v. 36)?

July 2 - Matthew 25

1) What is the point of the Parable of the Ten Virgins (v. 1-13)?

2) In the Parable of the Final Judgment, what type of behavior did Jesus describe that will divide the sheep from the goats (v. 31-46)?

  1. Met the needs of the hungry and thirsty
  2. Welcomed the stranger
  3. Clothed the naked
  4. Visited the sick and imprisoned
  5. All of the above

July 3 - Matthew 26

1) At the last Passover supper with His disciples, how did Jesus identify the one who would betray Him (v. 20-25)?

2) After Peter drew his sword, lopping off the ear of the armed servant of the high priest, what did Jesus tell Peter to do with it (see v. 52-54)?

  1. Give your sword to the governing officials
  2. Get rid of your sword
  3. Put your sword in its place
  4. None of the above

July 4 - Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?