Matthew: Week 45
1. The celebration around Jesus' triumphal entry did not apparently last long. Read 21:23-27. Why do you think these leaders are challenging Jesus and why do you think Jesus answers them the way he does?
2. Consider both the parable of the two sons and the parable of the tenants (21:289-46). What point does each parable make about the character of the religious leaders in Jerusalem? How does each parable contrast the character of those leaders with the purposes and character of Jesus?
3. How do you respond when the Spirit of God exposes inconsistencies in your character? Give a recent example of how this happened and how you have chosen to respond.