ENTERING THE KINGDOM Matthew 7:21-29 Opening Question Can you describe an experience you had when you thought everything was great about a certain situation in your life then all of a sudden something happened and everything fell apart? Read Verses 21-23 Who is going to enter the kingdom of heaven? What does Jesus mean when He says “the will of my Father” (what is the will of the Father)? How do you reconcile what Jesus says here with what Paul said about not being saved by works but by grace through faith in Christ? What do we learn about those Jesus is referring to in verse 22? What do we learn about performing supernatural acts or miracles? Read Verses 24-29 Put verses 24-27 into your own words. Compare the differences between a wise person and a foolish person. What is the essential characteristic of a true disciple of Jesus according to verses 21-29? What was the reaction to Jesus’ teaching? Why should we believe Jesus?