Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 12:38-42
- Read Matthew 12:38-42.
- Sum up this passage's main idea in one sentence.
- How does this passage fit specifically within Matthew 12?
- Why would the scribes and Pharisees be seeking a sign?
- Why does Jesus refer to Jonah? Solomon?
- What would his answer have indicated about the heart of the religious leaders? In what ways were they failing to act as the people of Ninevah?
- What areas of life keep you from a right response to Christ?
- How could a right understanding of the superiority of Christ help you encounter those times of unbelief??
- How do you need to pray about your own heart as a result of reading this passage?
- Pray for those who will be present Sunday who need to treasure Christ supremely. Pray God will give them a taste of the gospel that will cause them to embrace Christ genuinely.
- Pray for Christians who will attend Sunday to be encouraged with their heart's affections for the things of God.
- Pray for those who will be leading the service this Sunday: Dawson Bryant, music; Sam Karl, Elders' Prayer and Scripture Reading; Bret Capranica, teaching.
- Listen to the songs we will sing this Sunday. Prepare yourself to sing with biblical claarity and heartfelt praise.
Songs for Sunday
Morning and Evening Gathering - January 12, 2014