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Preached by Marcus Corpening on September 27, 2015, Sunday.
Duration: 40 minutes (audio)
CG questions written by Pastor Marcus Corpening

Discussion Questions


  1. Read Matthew 26:17-25. This passage has Jesus declaring that one of the disciples would betray him. The word “betray” here can also mean to “deliver or hand over,” specifically something that is close to us – pointing to giving up or turning away from one’s relationship with Jesus. Do you ever feel like that describes your day-to-day relationship with Christ?

    Jesus Wasn’t Worth the Cost

  3. Read Matthew 26:6-13 , and then verses 14-16. As Judas (refer to John 12:4) watched the woman break the alabaster jar, what was his response? Reading this passage in context (along with verses 14-16), why do you think Judas betrayed Jesus?
  4. The Bible teaches that there is a high cost to follow Christ. In Luke 9:57-62 Jesus is approached by three different men who declare that they want to follow Him, each one having a different reason why they can’t. What was Jesus’ response to each man? What does each response speak to the cost of following Jesus? Do you struggle with paying any of these costs – if so, which one?
  5. P. Marcus said in his sermon that “whatever you’re willing to give Jesus up for is how much Jesus is worth to you.” What is your price? Are there things in your life that you’re currently not willing to give up, like money, family, your career, or marriage? Take a moment to be vulnerable with your group regarding the areas of your heart where maybe you struggle to trust God fully.

    Jesus Was Teacher, But Not Lord

  7. Read Matthew 26:20-25. What was the biggest difference between the disciples’ response to Jesus’ statement (“one of you will betray me”) and Judas’? What does Judas’ response say as to how he viewed Jesus?
  8. What is the difference between “Rabbi” and “Lord”? How could this difference play out in your personal life today?
  9. What are some areas in your life where Jesus is “rabbi” but not “Lord”? What areas of your life has God’s word became just a suggestion and not a command? What can you do today to bring that area of your life not just under His teaching, but under His Lordship?

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