On Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 22:34-40. This message was part 4 in the “King of the Mountain” series. Below are a set of questions related to this message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Matthew 22:34-40
- What are some times in your life when you have really sought “God’s will” regarding decisions you were making?
- While there ARE definitely times we want God’s direction on big decisions on particular days, it is also important to know God’s will for EVERY DAY. Jesus articulates the direction we are to live, as He shares the Great Commandment with us . . . a commandment with 2 parts. The first part is to “Love God Completely.” This includes committing to obeying Him, committing our lives to Him (and trusting Him with our eternity), and committing to allowing Him to transform our minds with His thoughts. What are some areas where you struggle to Love God Completely?
- Jesus also calls us to Love Others Consistently. 1 John 4:20-21 indicates why this is. Who are people in your life that you struggle to “love”? What would it look like for you to “love them as yourself?”
- While loving God completely and loving others consistently is the standard of the Great Commandment, we all fall short of always living this out. However, Jesus ALWAYS lived out the Great Commandment . . . and His righteousness is offered to us as a gift. Have you trusted in Christ for the forgiveness of your sins? Are you trusting in Him to transform you by His love for God and others?
- What is one particular application you took away from this message?
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