Matthew 1:18-25

My questions related to the text . . .

Observation (questions for the head)

  1. Which other Person of the Trinity is connected with the birth of Jesus?
  2. What did Joseph want to do with the Mary when he found out she was pregnant?
  3. What is Joseph’s family lineage?
  4. What does the name, Jesus, mean?
  5. The birth of Jesus fulfills what Old Testament prophecy?
  6. What does the name, Immanuel, mean?

Interpretation (questions for the head and heart)

  1. What were the cultural parameters of Jewish betrothal?
  2. What would happen to a betrothed girl caught in sexual immorality?
  3. Did Mary’s sinful nature pass on to the baby within her womb?
  4. What do you think of the Catholic doctrine of Immaculate Conception?
  5. How would you explain the birth of Jesus?
  6. God became a baby.  What are your thoughts on this?
  7. Did God have to become a human?
  8. Jesus had a divine nature and a human nature.  Have you heard the phrase coined by theologians, hypostatic union?
  9. Do you consider the virgin birth of Jesus Christ a fundamental doctrine of evangelical Christianity?
  10. The name of Jesus is rooted in what Old Testament name?
  11. If Jesus saves believers from their sins, why do believers still sin?

Application (questions for the heart and hands)

  1. What would you do with your spouse caught in adultery?
  2. Has an angel from the Lord ever appeared to you in a dream?
  3. Do you have a relationship with Jesus?  Is He saving you from your sins?  To what extent, is He saving you?
  4. Are you in bondage to any dominating human desires?  How can Jesus help you?
  5. What do you fear presently as you pursue God’s will?  Do you need His assurance?
  6. How will you trust and obey God this week, knowing that He is with you?  What is He calling you to do?
  7. What would your life be like today without God with you?
  8. How do you know that God is with you?
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About Todd Wood

I am a servant of Jesus in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Join me in seeking Jesus in this city.
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