Part 1: Matthew – Northwest Bible Church

6639 Scioto Darby Road, Hilliard, OH 43026

Sundays at 10am | (614) 876-7882

Sermon Audio: Part 1: Matthew


Download File | File Size 16.8MB


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Part 1: Matthew

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

As we read in the Bible, we find men and women whose lives intersected with Jesus and they were never the same again… their lives were changed forever. And the thing is, Jesus wants the same for you and me today. During this series, we’ll be looking at different Jesus encounters in the Bible and seeing what God has to say. Because in today’s world, change can be exciting or scary, but Jesus knows exactly how much we need it.

Fill-in Notes

Adam Johnson’s Story

Key Scripture

Matthew 9:9–13

Take Away / Application

A life changed by Jesus leads to a changed life.

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. What did you think of Adam’s video story?
  2. Read Matthew 9:9–13 and Luke 5:27–32.
  3. What do you find most interesting about Matthew’s response to Jesus (Luke 5:28)?
  4. Read Luke 5:29–30. Matthew’s feast was not a Bible study or class, it was dinner/cookout, it was highly relational. What opportunities do you take to reach those who don’t know Christ? Do you see your home, time and resources as tools to be used to reach others?
  5. Read Luke 5:30. It’s easy to build a Christian bubble. Have you ever reacted like the Pharisees and scribes did? Do you have a tendency to judge those far from Christ or engage with them for the sake of Jesus?
  6. Following Jesus is a life-long process but repentance (turning away from) is key. How can we avoid simply adding Jesus to our lives and ensure we live a new life solely focused on Him? Currently, is there anything you struggle with that pulls you away from following Jesus?
  7. What opposition have you faced in following Jesus?
  8. Only God saves. It’s not our job to save people, it’s our mission to tell them how Jesus saves (The Gospel). In what ways can you improve in this area?


Please pray about using your home to host some neighbors, friends or coworkers. Use this opportunity to have some Christians there as well. Build relationships, get to know folks and allow God to open doors to talk more about Jesus. This takes time but seize the opportunity this week!

Sermon Notes

Download Sermon Notes

Scripture Reference



Change, Jesus, Life Change, Transformation