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God’s Goodness and Severity

Date: December 16, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 25:24-30 |


Matthew 25:24-30—God’s Goodness and Severity

Lesson 1: Knowing ______ is ____________ makes us more accountable (Matt 25:24-27; Rom 11:22).

Lesson 2: People can ____ ____________, because of what they DON’T do (Matt 25:26; Jam 4:17).

Lesson 3: Use—or lose—________ __________ (Matt 13:12, 25:28-29; Heb 4:11-12).

Lesson 4: ________________ servants produce, but _________________ servants don’t (Matt 25:30; Jam 2:17).

Lesson 5: Believers and unbelievers both ___________________ ________________ (Matt 25:21-30; Rom 8:32).

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Memory Verses: 1 John 3:1-2

Day 1: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: Regarding “I will set you over much”, what is revealed about the Master’s (God’s) character? Consider your current thoughts about God. Do you view him as one who is gracious and good and loves to lavish his children with gifts? Or do you view him as a miserly old Scrooge?

Day 2: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: How do we please God according to this parable? (HINT: look at his response as he received the return from each of his faithful servants). Regarding your roles and responsibilities tomorrow, how can you please God? What two or three concrete actions can you take to be “faithful” tomorrow?

Day 3: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: Typically, we think people are wicked for what they do. What about in this parable - who was “wicked” here and why was he called “wicked”?

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Gary Sprague and Randy Hanson

Pray for these church members / families: (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Mike & Bobbi Haulk, Jeff & Tamy Hicks, David & Stacy Jackman, Cary & Vennessia Johnson, Pat Knecht

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local: Woodland Mayor Will Finn; State: State Senator Dean Takko; Nation: President Donald Trump

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):

Those we directly support: Sarah Kane (Thailand)

An Unreached People Group: Izarguien (Muslin, Western Sahara)

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