17 Mar The Last Supper – Matthew 26:17-35

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 26:17-19)     The disciples WORKED together.    The disciples ATE together. (Matthew 26:20-21)    The disciples RECEIVED ministry together. (John 13:2-6)    The disciples GRIEVED together. (Matthew 26:21-22, 25; John 13:21)   The disciples WORSHIPED together. (Matthew 26:26-30;...

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03 Mar Judging the Nations – Matthew 25:31-46

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   GLORIFICATION (Matthew 25:31; Philippians 2:10-11; John 1:11; Luke 2:14; Isaiah 37:36; James 2:19)    SEPARATION (Matthew 25:32-33; 16:27; 7:23; Romans 14:10; John 5:27; 10:14; Acts 17:31)    PREDESTINATION (Matthew 25:34, 41)    EXPLANATION (Matthew 25:35-45; 12:50; John 1:12; 13:35;...

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24 Feb Find Us Faithful – Matthew 25:14-36

  Click HERE for a printable version of the leader guide.   Introduction  Jesus calls all true disciples to make all of our lives about FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP.     Everything we have BELONGS to God.      (Matthew 25:14; Psalm 24:1)    God DETERMINES which of His resources we receive. (Matthew 25:15;...

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17 Feb Parable of the Virgins – Matthew 25:1-13

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   I. The Context (Matthew 25:1) II. The Customs     A. The ENGAGEMENT    B. The BETROTHAL     C. The wedding FEAST (Matthew 25:2-4)         1. “Prudent” refers to one who is SENSIBLE or wise in PRACTICAL ways.         2. “Foolish” is the word moros,...

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10 Feb What No One Knows – Matthew 24:29-51

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide. I. Introduction (Matthew 24:2-3)    A. Three characteristics of apocalyptic prophecy        1. Typically, apocalyptic prophecy reveals things that were HIDDEN, but never EVERYTHING.         2. Typically, apocalyptic prophecy describes a NEAR future event, which itself foreshadows a            climactic event in the DISTANT future.         3....

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03 Feb Signs and Tribulations – Matthew 24:1-28

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction: We just don’t know EVERYTHING Jesus said. Apocalyptic prophecy is by DESIGN somewhat difficult to understand. Apokalupto (Greek) means “the unveiling.” Apocalyptic prophecy often describes a NEAR event, which itself foreshadows a reoccurring theme or some climactic...

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