by David Chadwell
To place the class in my personal focus this week:
- Read Matthew 7:13,14 at least once a day.
- Find moments in the day when you can think about those verses.
- Consider all that God did to send the Christ and all the agony that Jesus' sacrifice caused God. Did God send Jesus intending to save only a few people?
- Reflect on your definition of "few."
- A "narrow gate" and "wide gate" stand in contrast. What is the significance of the contrast between narrow and wide?
- The wide gate serves as an entrance to the ____________ way. Where does this gate and way lead? Who enters this gate?
- The narrow gate is the entrance to the _______________ way. Where does this gate and way lead? Who enters this gate?
- What contrasts do you see between those who enter the wide gate and those who enter the narrow gate?
- Specifically to what people did Jesus' make this statement?
- Read the following scriptures. Set each in its context. Relate each to Jesus' statement in Matthew 7:13,14.
- Matthew 7:21-23
- Matthew 8:11,12
- Matthew 10:34-39
- Matthew 11:30-24
- Matthew 21:43
- Matthew 23:37-39
- Matthew 27:22-25
- How do these scriptures impact your view of the "few"?
Building a Healthy Faith Study Guide (lesson 10)
Sunday morning young adult Bible class, Summer Quarter 1999
West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, AR
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