Verse of the Day

Monday, November 12, 2007

Matthew Bible Study: Matthew 6:25-34

This Tuesday, November 13, we will be having our Matthew bible study. We will be discussing Matthew 6:25-34, though I doubt we will make it through the entire passage. Remember also our new format. Come ready to share what you are learning about God and/or what He has been teaching you. Here are some thoughts/comments/observations to help you prepare for Tuesday night.

  1. Verse 25 starts with "for this reason." What is the connection being made between vv 25-34 and vv 19-24?
  2. "Worry" is the central theme of this passage. This is evidenced by the fact it is found no less than 6x in this passage (if you are using the NASB you will only count "worry" 5x; this is due to their translating "worry" as "concern" in v. 34). Is Christ prohibiting all "worry"? It would be valuable to look up "worry" in a good bible dictionary and in the concordance.
  3. In Matthew 6:29 Solomon is mentioned. Take time now to review the "glory"of Solomon.
  4. Another major theme of this passage is the knowledge and sovereignty of God.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Matthew Bible Study: Matthew 6:22-24

Greetings. This Wednesday we will be having our Matthew Bible Study on Matthew 6:22-24. We are in the midst of a section where Jesus uses three metaphors to illustrate the principle of "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." The first metaphor is treasures in heaven versus treasures on earth in Matthew 6:19-21. The second metaphor is the eye and light in Matthew 6:22-23. The third metaphor is two masters in Matthew 6:24. Come ready to discuss these last two metaphors. Here are some comments/thoughts/questions to help you prepare for Wednesday night.

  1. The overwhelming theme of this section is wholehearted service to God.
  2. What is to be understood about the eye and lamp? What is the point Christ is making by using this metaphor? More specifically, to what does Christ refer when he speaks of "the light within you...."
  3. Is Christ condemning rich people or material possession in Matthew 6:24? Why or why not?

Also remember our new format. We will open with prayer requests and then give time for each to share what they are learning and how they are growing more in the image of our Lord Jesus Christ.