On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 22:23-33. This message was part 3 in the “King of the Mountain” series. Below are a set of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Matthew 22:23-33
- What are the hardest (in your opinion) questions you hear people asking about Jesus or Christianity?
- The Sadducees question Jesus about a resurrection they do not believe in . . . because they hope to show the world how foolish it is to believe in something so supernatural. Jesus’ response to them is summarized in Matthew 22:29. What did the Sadducees “not understand” that led to their wrong understanding about the resurrection?
- Jesus shows from Scripture that the resurrection is real. God’s commitment to His people endures even beyond the grave. What comfort does this give you concerning those who have died before you? How do you respond to this information in your life today?
- Can you think of an example where a wrong understanding of Scripture has led you (or someone you know) to a wrong conclusion about something important?
- The Sadducees were “earth bound” in their understanding. They could not imagine God doing anything better than they could see and experience in this life. This limitation prevented the Sadducees from correctly understanding the resurrection. How do we limit God because we have an inadequate understanding of His power?
- What is one particular application you took away from this message?
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