Matthew 18
Bible Study Questions

1. How does Jesus' teaching on childlike faith challenge the conventional understanding of greatness?

2. How can we apply the lessons from Jesus' warnings against causing others to sin in our lives today?

3. What does the Parable of the Lost Sheep teach us about the value God places on every individual?

4. How can we implement Jesus' instructions on dealing with a brother who sins in our relationships and communities?

5. What does Jesus' response to Peter's question about forgiveness ("seventy times seven") teach us about God's expectation for our forgiveness towards others?

6. How does the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant emphasize the importance of mercy and forgiveness?

7. How does the concept of treating an unrepentant sinner as a "pagan or tax collector" reconcile with Jesus' call for forgiveness?

8. What are the practical implications of the promise that where two or three gather in Jesus' name, He is there with them?

9. How can we foster a childlike faith in an adult world?

10. How does understanding the seriousness of causing others to sin affect your daily decisions and actions?

11. How can the Parable of the Lost Sheep shape your view of evangelism and reaching out to others?

12. How can we resolve conflicts in a manner that is in line with Jesus' teachings in this chapter?

13. What barriers might prevent us from forgiving others as taught in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, and how can we overcome them?

14. How does Jesus' teaching on forgiveness challenge societal norms around revenge and holding grudges?

15. What steps can we take to ensure we don't become stumbling blocks to others in our faith community?

16. How does the process Jesus lays out for correcting a brother who sins encourage accountability and restoration?

17. In what ways does the final verse ("forgive your brother from your heart") challenge superficial or insincere forgiveness?

18. How does this chapter's focus on humility, forgiveness, and dealing with sin influence your understanding of community in the Kingdom of Heaven?

19. What are some practical ways we can show humility and childlike faith in our everyday lives?

20. How does the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant affect your understanding of God's mercy and justice?

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