Matthew 5:38-42

Life Group Discussion Questions

  1. Following Jesus means living by a different set of values to the world in which we live. What are some examples of that difference from your experience?
  1. What do you understand to be the meaning of the phrase “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”?
  1. Does v.39 mean that Christians should always be pacifists?
  1. How would you explain Matthew 5:10-12 to someone who was a brand-new Christian?
  1. Jesus reference to tunics and cloaks in v.40 implied forgoing our rights for the sake of others. What is an example of forgoing rights in our

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    context?
  1. Is there are a legitimate place for standing up for justice and fighting back when we’re offended?
  1. What is the best way to disempower someone who is bullying you?
  1. What will you do differently this week for considering this passage of Scripture?