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June 26, 2022

Matthew 26:14-25

Pastor Matt Cobb


1.  How was your week:  did you grow in your determination to honor Christ the King as He deserves?

2.  Read Matthew 26: 14-25.  Considering the overall "take-away" from this week's message, that the Bible is perfectly comfortable with the tension in our understanding of God's divine sovereignty amidst man's evil desires, for what situation do you struggle to have true and lasting confidence that God is in control no matter what?

3.  Read Romans 8:28-39.  How does this passage provide hope for betrayal?  Pastor Matt mentioned King David's betrayal of Uriah the Hittite in 2 Samuel 11 and Demas' betrayal of Paul in Col 4:14 and 2 Tim. 4:10. How do these accounts comfort you when faced with the ugliness of betrayal?  Have you experienced betrayal?  How do you balance that weight and hurt with God's sovereignty and goodness?

4.  Pastor Matt mentioned a couple things we DON'T see happening in verses 14-16...what were those things?  What does Exodus 21:32 indicate is the value of a slave?

5.  Pastor Matt described two interactions with verses 21-25 of Matthew 25: one interaction between Jesus and His disciples and one interaction between Jesus and Judas.  What is the contrast between these two interactions?

6.  "They (the disciples) will stumble, fall, and fail but at the end of the day they are obedient to the Lordship of Jesus Christ."  Can the same be said of you?

7.  In Genesis 50:19-20, Joseph acknowledged the tension between God's sovereignty and sin in the world.  Because God rules over all things and He reigns over all people and places, how will you be bold and confident for the glory of Christ's Name this week?

8.  If you are not familiar with our new song, sung at Sunday's church service: "How Great (Psalm 145)" consider listening to it as a group and learning to sing it together.  Give thanks together that there is not a moment when God is not in authority.