Show Me Your Glory, Week 52: The Least of These

  

"The one who was wealthy beyond words became poor for our sake. That is why we share with those who are hungry and thirsty. Those who are strangers and naked. Those who are sick and in prison." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
Are you are an at-risk goat? Maybe you need to hear this word from Dr. Davis and figure out what way you want to go with your life. Don't delay; this really matters.
 
1) Describe the scene of judgment in Matthew 25.31-40, i.e., who is present, how are they described, and the setting, context, and environment. Who are the “sheep” and the “goats,” and how are they characterized in the passage?

2) What is the King’s reply to the “sheep,” i.e., how does the King describe their reaction to him as one who was hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked, and in prison (Matt. 25.33-40)? How do they respond to his statement? How does he answer their question about himself and them?

3) What is the King’s reply to the “goats,” i.e., how does the King describe their reaction to him as one who was hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked, and in prison (Matt. 25.41-45)? How do they respond to his statement? How does he answer their question about himself and them?

4) What is the ultimate fate of the righteous and unrighteous in this scene (Matt. 25.46)? How should this teaching impact our understanding of Jesus’ authority, the kingdom of God, and how we ought to live in this world today?

5) “One way in which I can express the principle of reversal in my relationships and treatment of others is ___________.”
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