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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Week 24: Christ's Moral Code

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Story 24: Christ’s Moral Code

Sunday Readings
Leviticus 24:17-22
Psalm 119: 97-106
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 5:38-48

Further Reading and Meditation
Exodus 20
Deuteronomy 4-6
Matthew 5-7
Romans (yes, the whole book)

Discussion Questions:

Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family.  Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1) When were you in a situation in which you wanted justice to be done?  Can you describe that situation?

2) In the Old Testament, there is a version of justice which says “an eye for an eye,” in other words if you take something from someone you should lose the same thing.  In you opinion, is that a reasonable form of justice?  Why or why not?

3) What would our society be like if all Christians obeyed Jesus commands to “love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us”?

4) Are Jesus commandments of this nature, to turn the other cheek etc.,realistic?  Should we try to obey them?

5) When comparing your own behavior against Jesus’ commands, how do you feel?(proud, happy, hopeless, sad, angry, depressed, joyous, frustrated, etc.)

6) Why did Jesus give us these difficult commandments?

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