- Read Matthew 18:1-14. This passage deals with issues of greatness. How we usually define greatness? How does Jesus define it? Is greatness something you seek? Are you ambitious?
- Jesus also talks quite a lot about ‘little ones’. What do you think Jesus’ means by this term? How does Jesus describe the proper relationship between those who are ‘great’ and those who are ‘little'?
Look at verses 8-9. Matthew included this saying earlier in a different context (5:29-30 in the middle of teaching about marriage). What do you think it means in this section about greatness and ‘the little ones’? What specific things (attitudes and behaviours) is Jesus telling us to cut out of our lives?