On Sunday, January 14th, Matthew preached the message “Soli Gratia” from Matthew 20:1-16 as part of our current series The Five Solas. Below are a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week. To listen to the message again, visit our Audio Resources page.
1. What does sola gratia mean? How is grace alone shown in Matthew 20:1-16?
2. In the parable, the workers received not only exactly what they needed, but also immeasurably more than they deserved. Do you believe this is true of your life as a believer?
3. Matthew stated that what God chooses to do with what is his own is contingent on nothing outside of himself. Does this statement make you uncomfortable? Are there passages of scripture that come to mind when thinking about this truth?
4. In Matthew 20, the laborers were jealous because the master appeared more generous to others. Do you struggle with contentment when comparing your circumstances to others? Why is this attitude presumptuous?