Sermon Study Questions

Sermon Study Questions

Pastor James will post his Sermon Study Questions every Tuesday for the previous Sunday’s sermon. Our hope is for these study questions to promote deeper personal study and further edify our church body.

Sermon Study Questions for Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sermon Study Q’s 9-25-22

1.       Read Matthew 22:34-46

 

2.       A lawyer comes to Jesus and asks Him which is the great commandment.  Jesus answers by saying it is to love the Lord your God with all heart, all your soul, and all your mind.  What does that mean, and according to the Bible, how is love for God primarily shown?  Please provide Scriptural support for your answer.

 

3.       Jesus says there is another commandment that is like it, the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.  How is this commandment like the first commandment He mentioned?

 

4.       How is love for your neighbor expressed? Read Leviticus 19:9-18 and describe what it’s saying.

 

5.       Practically speaking, how can you better love your neighbor?  Is it by being more impartial, or more gracious, or more generous, or more kind?  Be specific and pray for God’s help in this.

 

6.       In v.40 Jesus says “On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”  How?

 

7.       How is the Law, as expressed and summarized in these two commandments, meant to function in your life?  Or to put it another way, what are these commandments meant to do, and how are you to respond to them?

 

8.       How can you keep obedience from deteriorating into legalism?

 

9.       On the heels of answering the lawyer’s question to Jesus, Jesus then asks the Pharisees a question about “the Christ.”  Why does Jesus cite Psalm 110?  What is it saying, and what is His purpose in citing it here?

 

10.   Pray!