Matthew 18:1-35

  1. Verses 1-14. Consider Christ’s teaching on children (see also 19:13-15).
    What are the qualities of the childlike spirit suggested in verses 3, 4?
    How should the Christian act towards children or those young in faith?
  2. What do verses 15-20 teach us about the way of reconciliation?
    What do we also learn here concerning the nature and the ministry of the local church, and concerning the practical value of acting together with others?
  3. How does the parable in verses 23-25 answer Peter’s question in verse 21?
    What other lessons does it teach?