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The King's Speech - An Introduction

September 21, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 4:18–5:2



The Power of Words




Scene 1—The King’s Roots

Matthew 1:1, 17


Scene 2—The King’s Birth

Matthew 1:19-23


Scene 3—Opposing Kings

Matthew 2:13-15


Scene 4—God’s King

Matthew 3:16-17


Scene 5—The king’s Temptation

Matthew 4:1


Scene 6—The King’s Calling

Matthew 4:18:25


Scene 7—the King’s speech

Matthew 5:1, 2


Community Meditation


  • Why is it good to read the gospels casually as a story yet also closely as theology?
  • Discuss why Matthew “sets the scene” so deliberately in leading up to the Sermon on the Mount?
  • Why is it important to maintain a tight connection in our understanding of Jesus’s identity with his words/teaching?


  • How do you feel about the call to establish your life based upon the words and teachings of someone else? Easy to do? Hard?
  • Why do you listen to the counsel and advice of certain people and not others? What do you need to know before you heed someone’s words?


  • Read Hebrews 10:19-30. We are called into a beautiful relationship which then calls us forward in a new life together. Our call is forward.
  • “But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.”

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