Reading: Matthew 13 : 44-52
- Verses 44-46: whilst this looks like an obvious picture of giving up everything to follow Christ, discuss and consider some of the ways that “selling everything” will impact our lives, what are the obvious and not so obvious costs of following Christ.
- Verses 47-49: a passage we might not want to dwell on! However discuss: a) what it is that makes righteous people righteous, b) what is hell? c) How should this picture affect us in our everyday lives, living alongside ‘unsaved’ people?
- Verses 51-52: this was dealt with in the sermon. How should the church adapt to meet society? What responsibilities do all Christians have in this area and how should we work and live together as a church family to effectively live and enable each other to live for Christ. [Clarification: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22]