Did Jesus say, “You’re good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like you”?


Series:  Did Jesus Say?

Topic: “You’re good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like you”

Scripture: Matthew 18:10-18

Questions for discussion:

  1. The earlier verses in this chapter (1-9) tell of Jesus’ answer to his disciples’ question, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” In Jesus’ typical “not so with you” way, His answer talks about those who are young in their faith. How do you think He was answering the question? What is our responsibility to those who are young in the faith? How do those responsibilities challenge our choices?
  2. This parable of the one lost sheep defines God’s love in many ways, one is a “a love for the individual.” Share about being pursued by God. What can that look like?
  3. Compare Jesus’ response to a broken relationship (verses 12-13) to the current “cancel culture.”
  4. The restoration process described in verses 15-17 can be challenging. Does this method of handling conflict come naturally to us? Have you ever experienced it and what was the long-term result?

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