Before the Session

  • Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
  • Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
  • Encourage your group to listen to the FaithElement podcast ahead of the next session (Share the link via email or social media).


Play the The Chosen video clip (Stop at 4:50) and ask:

  • What do you think it means when someone says “you should never meet your heroes?”
  • Why do you the shepherd asks this rabbi about the Messiah?
  • How do you think the shepherd feels about the answers?
  • Why do you think the rabbi give such harsh answers?
  • To what degree do you think the priest’s obsession of fulfilling his vocational legal duties of evaluating the lambs is a weakness in this situation?
  • How would you have felt about this if you were the shepherd wanting answers about the Messiah?


Read Matthew 23:1-12 and watch the Bible Background Video before asking:

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