(V. Making a Difference 101)
Questions for Reflection
1. Who are some of the people you trust most? Why do you trust them?
2. Who are some of the people you don’t trust? What is it that causes you to doubt them?
3. These verses give us another example of the consistency and continuity between Old and New Testaments. Why is that important?
4. Jesus statements about “simple honesty” are another example of why “Kingdom ethics” are just plain smart. How is that so?
5. Are there times that either carelessness or evasiveness has gotten you into trouble? What are they?
6. We keep running into the concept of casuistry. How does that relate to honesty? Could someone accuse you of it?
7. If you asked someone what kind of reputation you have, what do you think they would say?
8. Which of the three practical habits mentioned in the conclusion comes easiest to you? Which one needs the most work?
A Word to Learn
“A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Message by Pastor Rich Theilen