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Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Palm Sunday; Matthew 21:12-17; Dr Clay Smith; 2018-3-25
Series:Against the Dark   Passages: Matthew 21:12-17    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith

Life Group Discussion Guide

Every Life Group is Different.  Please use these questions to help engage your group with the passage.  Feel free to modify them as needed.


Starter: Have you ever witnessed religious people get in the way of people meeting Jesus?  What did that look like?


Interaction with Matthew 21:12-16:

  • Read Matthew 21:12-16
  • Try to visualize this passage.  Are you following Jesus into the Temple?  Are you already there?  What is the tone of his voice?  What are the expressions on the faces of money-changers?  What do the blind and lame say after they are healed?  What are the children doing as they say, “Hosanna to the Son of David?”  What are the facial expressions of the chief priests and teachers of the law?  What is the tone in Jesus’s voice as he says, “Have you not read, ‘Out of the mouths of babes and children comes forth praise?”
  • In your opinion, who gets in the way of people coming to Jesus today?
  • How could you, personally, bring the healing power of Jesus to a person in need?
  • Does following Jesus bring you joy and hope?  Why or why not?
  • What area of your life is the hardest to surrender to God?
  • Jesus followers are to be like Jesus.  Taking this passage as a model, pick one way you need to be Jesus to someone this week.


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