Disciple (n./v.): The Gospel of Matthew
Nobody likes conflict, but in our sinful world, it’s a reality. Even in the church we sin against each other. Fight or flight? How about love, truth and forgiveness?
Monday, September 9
Read Matthew 18:15-20. When our brother or sister in Christ sins against us our first temptation is to defend ourselves, lash out or even run away. What does Jesus say? Why? Do we really do this?
Tuesday, September 10
Read Matthew 18:21-35. How often does God forgive us? How often should we forgive others? Do people know you as a forgiving person? What does this passage have to do with vs. 15-20?
Wednesday, September 11
After reviewing Matthew 18:15-35, read Titus 3. We all know people who have a tendency to stir up division. How does Paul recommend we deal with them? In the end, who has condemned them?
Thursday, September 12
After reviewing Matthew 18:15-35, read 2 Corinthians 13. Paul is having some problems with his brothers and sisters in Christ in Corinth! How does he apply both law and gospel in this chapter?
Friday, September 13
After reviewing Matthew 18:15-35, read Ephesians 4:29-5:2. What does it mean to be an imitator of God? What has God done that we need to imitate? Can others tell that you imitate God? If you’re not imitating God, who are you imitating?
Saturday, September 14
After reviewing Matthew 18:15-35, read Matthew 6:1-15. Why does Jesus come down so hard on us forgiving others? What happens in our hearts when we don’t forgive others? What kind of Christian receives God’s forgiveness but won’t forgive others?
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