In our Matthew studies the focus shifts for a bit in chapter 18. Here Matthew is concerned to show how Jesus’ kingship and kingdom affects the character and conduct of His followers. Use the suggested readings and questions to prompt your reflection on the way you look at your life and relationships, and to prepare for next Sunday’s message. Matthew 18:1-6 - How does Jesus answer the disciple’s question? (cf. v. 1) What does this question reveal about their concerns... their motive? Where are you tempted to desire power or position instead of trusting in Jesus’ kingdom values?