The Gospel of Matthew // Week 3

The Gospel of Matthew // Week 3

Group Discussion & Life Challenge

Use these notes as discussion prompts for your group, or in your personal time with God.


Get to know each other. Connect, warm up to each other, fellowship.


Carry each other’s burdens. Share life’s challenges and practice Soul Care. Pray together.


Dive into God’s Word. Use these discussion questions. Learn from each other’s insight. 

  1. As Aaron asked on Sunday, who or what has been influencing you lately? In what ways might that influence draw you closer to Jesus or away from Him?
  2. Read Matthew 14:22-33 as a group. If the goal of a disciple was to be like their Rabbi, what new insights can we see in this text?
  3. What are some specific ways that you are nurturing your own relationship with Jesus and working to become more like Him?
  4. Are there any areas of your life where you’re still dragging a net behind you (Mt. 4:20) as you seek to follow Jesus?
  5. Are you discipling others (Mt. 28:18-20)? Are you actively encouraging others to follow you as you follow Jesus? How might you reframe a current relationship to better reflect discipleship? 


Does anyone need clarity on something? Are there any big God questions you are wrestling with?

Celebrate life’s successes and God’s provision. Worship God’s presence. Time to brag about God.

Through the Bible in one Year

Join us in reading through the entire Bible in one year. Each day of this plan guides you through passages from both the Old and New Testaments, allowing you to see connections between the history of our faith, and the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan. Readings average four chapters in length, so it is posible to do. When you use the YouVersion Bible App, you can even have the app read the Bible text to you – very useful when you are in the car or otherwise occupied with your hand.

All you need to do is click the link to the Bible Plan, which should lead you straight to the Bible app. Your two options are now (1) to read the plan on your own, one day at the time. Or (2) you can make it more fun and rewarding, by sharing the plan with one or more friends, and then even “Talk about it”.

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