21 Oct Radical Forgiveness – Matthew 18:21-35

  Click HERE for a printable pdf copy of the leader guide.   A. The PRINCIPLE of Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-22)  We are to offer our brothers and sisters UNLIMITED forgiveness.     B. A PARABLE of Forgiveness (Matthew 18:23-35)       1. The UNSELFISHNESS of forgiveness (Colossians 2:14; Luke 12:48)       2. The UNFAIRNESS of forgiveness (Matthew 18:23 NIV; 1...

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14 Oct Radical Concern – Matthew 18:11-20

  Click HERE for a pdf printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction Never do ANYTHING to CAUSE a fellow church member to sin. Always do EVERYTHING possible to RESTORE a fellow church member in sin.   A. The Lord’s Radical Concern DEMONSTRATED. (Matthew 18:11; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:23; Matthew 5:3) B....

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23 Sep THE TRANSFIGURATION – MATTHEW 17:1-13

Click HERE for a pdf copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Matthew 16:28)   A. The Scene 1. An Awesome Encounter (Matthew 17:1-3; 16:21; Luke 9:30-32; Revelation 1:16; John 1:14; 2 Peter 1:16-18) 2. An Inappropriate Proposition (Matthew 17:4-5; Luke 9:33) 3. A Divine Correction (Matthew 17:5; 3:17) 4. An Understandable Reaction...

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09 Sep Cynics, Myopics, & Heretics – Matthew 16:1-12

  Click HERE for a pdf copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Matthew 15:39)  1. Jesus confutes cynical DETRACTORS. (Matthew 16:1-4; Isaiah 1:18; 1 Corinthians 15:17-20; Psalm 53:1; Galatians 6:7)  2. Jesus corrects myopic DISCIPLES. (Matthew 16:5-10)  3. Jesus cautions of heretical DOCTRINE. (Matthew 16:11-12)       a. The Pharisees were LEGALISTS. (Matthew 15:7; 23:27)      ...

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26 Aug What Faith Looks Like – Matthew 15:21-28

  Click HERE for a pdf copy of the leader guide. I. The Story   A. An Isolated REGION (Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 15:21; Mark 7:24)   B. An Intense REQUEST (Matthew 15:22)       1. She was a CANAANITE (Deuteronomy 10:17-18)       2. She was a WOMAN (Mark 7:25)       3. She called Jesus LORD and MESSIAH           ...

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