The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 6:19-24

February 25, 2024 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 6:19–24

Sermon Discussion Questions: 1: Discuss the ways money masquerades as God. 2: Can we have career and financial ambitions, desiring more, without violating Matthew 6:19-24? How? 3: What stops us from giving generously to the church, to missions, and to those in need? 4: Is your job good? How, then, should you view occasionally having to work extra hours? How does that affect how you work? 5: How would you know if money had become your ultimate treasure? 6: How does the gospel work to change our view of money?

Matthew 6:14

February 18, 2024 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 6:14–15

Sermon Discussion Questions: 1: What is forgiveness? 2: How is it possible to pursue justice and forgiveness at the same time? 3: Have you ever been confronted, forgiven, and restored? Describe that, if possible, and the effect it had on you. 4: When should we just ignore a sin committed against us and let it go? 5: When must we confront? 6: How do we do the “internal work” of forgiveness? 7: How do we do the external work?

Matthew 6:9-13

February 11, 2024 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 6:9–13

Sermon Discussion Questions: 1: Discuss the “pre-amble” to the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:5-8. 2: How is the Lord’s prayer different from the prayers of the hypocrites and from the prayers of the pagans? 3: How does God being our Father change how we pray? 4: What is the “daily bread” we pray for? 5: Why do you suppose Jesus has to clarify his statement about forgiveness in verse 14? 6: How does the Lord’s prayer factor in to your prayer life?

Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 Showing Off

February 4, 2024 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 6:1–8, Matthew 6:16–18

Questions for Sermon Discussion: 1: Discuss the contrast between Matthew 5:16 and Matthew 6:1. How can both of these commands be kept? 2: What is the reward from the Father that Jesus promises in Matthew 6:1-18? 3: Should we pray in public? 4: Why do we fast? 5: How can the cross drive some of our false motives for obedience away?

Matthew 5:38-48

January 28, 2024 • Cody Wilbanks • Matthew 5:38–48

SERMON DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Which do you think is Jesus’ hardest teaching? Why? 2. Why is loving our “enemies” so difficult? 3. What should we pray for when we pray for our “enemies?” 4. Why might we prefer to overcome evil with evil, rather than good? 5. What was meant when God’s love was described as “contra-conditional?” 

Matthew 5:33-37

January 21, 2024 • Zach Hanje • Matthew 5:33–37

Sermon Discussion Questions: 1. Read Matthew 5:33-37 again. Are there any parts of the text that still remain confusing? 2. Where do you notice deceitful speech in your own life? How has that had an affect on people around you? 3. Read 2 Corinthians 5:15 again. In what way does selfishness motivate deceitful speech? 4. Discuss if there are any situations that might necessitate untruthfulness. How are we to navigate those situations? How might the principle of “love as the fulfillment of the law” help? 5. "God means for you to have as much confidence in him and his promises as is possible to have.” In this season of life, what level of confidence do you have in God’s promises to you? Discuss the correlation between trusting in his truthfulness and our being truthful in speech.

Matthew 5:31-32

January 14, 2024

Matthew 5:27–30

January 7, 2024 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 5:27–30

Matthew 2:13-23

December 17, 2023 • Cody Wilbanks • Matthew 2:13–23

Matthew 2:1-12

December 10, 2023 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 2:1–12

Matthew 1:18-25

December 3, 2023 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 1:18–25

Matthew 5:21-26

November 26, 2023 • Cody Wilbanks • Matthew 5:21–26

Matthew 5:17-20

November 19, 2023 • Kevin Maloney • Matthew 5:17–20

Matthew 5:13-16

November 12, 2023 • Zach Hanje • Matthew 5:13–18

Matthew 5:7-12

November 5, 2023 • Cody Wilbanks