Stumbling Blocks

Stumbling Blocks

October 29, 2023 | David Deputy

Series Information

The Life of Christ series is a comprehensive study of the life of Jesus Christ, from before His birth to His last breath. Using accounts from all four of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), we hear Jesus' teaching to His audience then and to us today.

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The Life of Christ: Study 96

Humility and Pride - Stumbling blocks

Causing Others to Stumble (Matthew 18:6)

  1. The emphasis of what Jesus tells us here is on  .
  2. We are called to meet
    •   needs
    •   needs as well.
  3. While all sin causes offense not all offense causes sin.
  4. Causing one to sin:
    • leading someone to break God’s   law …
    • fall into unbelief, or …
    • False or heretical  .
  5. A horrible death is preferable to causing another to sin. 


Resisting Stumbling Blocks (Matthew 18:7; Mark 9:38-50)

  1. A   on two entities:
    1. The world
    2. The one who causes temptation.
  2.   sources:
    1. The world
    2. Those who cause temptation in regard to others.
    3. Those who cause temptation in regard to ourselves.
  3. Anything between us and God needs to be  .


Purification (Mark 9:49, 50)

  1. In the crucible of  , the dross of sin is burnt off.
  2. The more we look and act like Jesus the more we are going to be able to   our community for Christ.

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