Matthew 21-22 Questions for Reflection

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

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Each day with God can be amazing because the pathway set before us leads to that which is pure and good and lovely.

In my readings of Matthew 19-20, I’ve noticed that people are drawn to Jesus because of His passion for what He does and because He loves fulfilling His purpose; able to get inside those He teaches and motivate them to learn. People that want to learn formulate questions and we can be assured that the cross has the answer for them all. I’ve learned that it’s not money that makes us happy but doing God’s work and having others join in that abundantly blesses. The effort brings multiple rewards. We can build momentum for life by integrating our faith with our relationships, our career, and everything we do. God’s Word gives us step by step instructions for a meaningful life.

I’m looking forward now to sharing about my journey through Matthew 21-22. I expect to share about how powerful faith can be if we apply the Word of God and take action as we yield to a Godly perspective each day. The questions below will be used as a guide over the next four posts. 

Matthew 21:1-22
Passage Lookup

To what extent do the people recognize who Jesus is? What are the pigeons used for? What causes the disciples to marvel?  

Matthew 21:23-46
Passage Lookup

What is the issue? To what extent do you respect God’s Son? Why? Since God made you to live forever, what is the one thing you should stop doing and the one thing you should start doing today?

Matthew 22:1-14
Passage Lookup

What are wedding clothes? What are the requirements of being chosen? What is the main idea presented in this reading?

Matthew 22:15-45
Passage Lookup

What is the intention of these questions? Distinguish the Pharisees’ intention (verse 15) and response (verse 22). Can love of God and love of others be mutually exclusive? Why? What is the Messiah’s relationship with David (See PS 110:1)?

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The gospel message has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. My prayer is that the readings, questions above, and the experiences we go through this week will encourage thought in ways to apply God’s Word in our life.

Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes
Family Times
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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7 Responses to Matthew 21-22 Questions for Reflection

  1. I love your line “people are drawn to Jesus because of His passion for what He does and because He loves fulfilling His purpose.” This is so true even in today’s culture. When we see people fulfilling their passion with much joy, we tend to be attracted to, and pulled towards these people to see what it is all about! It’s not the person who knows the most intellectual knowledge of God, but the person who has the biggest heart for God that is going to lead people to Him.

    Thanks, great post, and God Bless!

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  5. Hi Mark – I like what you say here about “He loves fulfilling his purpose – able to get inside those he teaches and motivates to learn.” Enjoyed reading your post here!

    • Mark Shields says:

      Thanks for reading Tony and your kind words. I enjoyed reading your touching post yesterday. It’s so important to spend time with those we love because we never know when we will no longer have that chance.

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