- How does the parable of the Labourers help us to understand who is accepted in the Kingdom?
Do we believe we can achieve the kingdom through our labour?
- How do we balance the Gospel’s demand for service of others and our world with our human need
for recognition? How does Service apply to the word Deacon and Minister?
- What did “the cup” symbolize at the time of Jesus?
- Does Matthew suggest that martyrdom means that you would have a place in the kingdom?
- What are the three differences between Matthew and Mark in the story of Jesus’ entry into
Jerusalem. What does it suggest about Matthew’s theology?
- What did “Hosanna” mean before the time of Jesus and how did it change. Is it similar to the
change in the English word “Goodbye”?
- Were the money changers and people selling sacrifices doing something wrong? Why did they
need to change the coins? Is it correct to say “cleansing of the temple”?
- Matthew is unique in Jesus renewing his healing ministry in the temple. Why is this?
- When is Great Tuesday? What are the chief things Jesus did and said on this day?
- Successionist or Replacement Theology is described here. Is this more about the leaders than the people?
- The relationship between God and His People is often compared to that between Bride and
Bridegroom – why?
- Jesus’ great commandment of loving God and loving neighbour – how did it stem from the Jewish Shema