Week 13 Discussion Questions and Bible Study
The Two Ways and The Two Gates
Study Passage Matthew 7:13-14
1. Where or what is the destruction that Jesus speaks of in these verses? Where or what is the life that Jesus speaks of in these verses?
2. In the talk, mention was made of Heaven and Hell. Where or what are these places?
3. List three characteristics of the road to Heaven, and three characteristics of the road to Hell.
4. Discuss the statements: “We fool ourselves if we think we can walk to Heaven but live in sin” and “We are saved from sin, and we are saved from sinning. ”
5. In the talk, it was stated that while there is only one way to keep a law of God, there are many ways to break it, which is why the one road is wide and the other narrow. Have a look at the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and depending on your time constraints discuss how this principle relates to some of the Commandments.
6. Read John 10:7-9 and 14:6. How many gates are there that lead to life? How popular is this answer in today's world? Why is this so?
7. Who can get onto the road that leads to life, or, to put it another way, who can be saved? How are we saved, or to put it another way, how do we stay on the road that leads to life?
8. How does the Sermon on the Mount help us to see which road it is that we are on? Which road are you on?
9. ‘He said to them, “There is a large harvest, but few workers to gather it in. Pray to the owner of the harvest that he will send out workers to gather in his harvest.”’ (Luke 10:2) Discuss how today's talk helps you to understand why there are so few workers.
10. Mission Pillars
How does the truth contained in today's talk help you to strategise in each of the four areas of mission?
Evangelism & Church Growth
Justice & Service
Development & Economic Empowerment
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