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Day 12 - Different teachings on the kingdom

These passages are not linked to each other, but are discrete teachings of Jesus.



Matthew 7:1-14

Judging Others

1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.


  •  What is the teaching of Matt 7:1-5? Does it mean we should accept everyone irrespective of what they do? What does vs 6 mean in the context of vs 1-5?

  • What does Paul say in 1 Cor 5:1-5? Is Paul contradicting Jesus?

  • Does Matt 7:7-11 mean that we can ask God for anything and He will give us? In the light of Matt 6:25 what do we ask for? How do we understand Matt 7:12 in the light of vs 7-11?

  •  Vs 13-14 Why is the path to life narrow? What does it mean?

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