This is Serious

  1. Who is Jesus referring to as “little ones?”
  2. Why does this warrant such a severe punishment? 
  3. What are some ways you see others being led to sin today?
  4. How is this seen as a warning and an encouragement to those who are in Christ?
  5. Why does Jesus mention hands, feet, and eyes in relation to sinning?
  6. Self mutilation is not the point of these verses, what is? 
  7. Discuss what this really means in the life of a Christian. 
    1. This will result in a life of sacrifice and discipline. 
    2. Discuss Paul’s approach to living this way. 
      1. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Rom 8:13)
      2. “I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” (1 Cor. 9:27)
  8. Why is it important to see that Jesus is warning his disciples about the reality of Hell? 
  9. What is the true proof of your salvation? 
    1. Perseverance – “My continual walk in the pathway of godliness and obedience.”
  10.  Is Hell a real place? 
  11. What is the significance of salt and fire in vv. 49-50? 
  12. Why does Jesus charge his disciples to “be at peace with one another?”
  13. What impact could this have on your life and witness for Christ sake?

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