Anglican Church Bible Study For May 28, 2023 : Topic – Divided Loyalty
BIBLE STUDY 23:
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GOD’S CHILDREN AS PILGRIMS TO THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM:
MANIFESTATION OF GOD’S REIGN ON EARTH
Date: May 28, 2023
Sub Theme: Dangers on the path of Pilgrims to heavenly Kingdom 7
Topic: Divided Loyalty
Text: Matt. 26:14-16, Matt. 26:47-50.
to study the concept of divided loyalty,
to identify various ways it is exhibited today
to enumerate the consequences of divided loyalty.
Our text today reveals what divided loyalty means. It is working passionately to please two different personalities at the same time. Jesus emphasized the same matter in Matt 6:24 by telling His disciples that it is impossible for one to serve two masters as the loyalty would be divided. However, Judas, His Treasurer and possibly one of the closest to Him in administration displayed a very good example of divided loyalty to his master and saviour. Whoever has the kingdom of God as their eternal destination after their earthly pilgrimage should strive hard to desist from whatever can affect their total loyalty to God.
How would you describe divided loyalty in the context of our text today? (Matt 26:14-16, Matt 26:47-50)
Identify some ways of divided loyalty among Christians today with reference to Gen. 39:7-10; 1Sam.28:7-9; Matt.6:24.
Discuss the possible effects of divided loyalty on PILGRIMS TO HEAVENLY KINGDOM in the light of the disloyalty displayed by Aaron in Ex 32:1-4, Ex 32:7-10.
How best can we have total and undivided loyalty as Pilgrims to the kingdom of God? Deut 10:12; Eccl.5:4-6; Luke 12:42-43.
Our God is a jealous God. He will never allow us share loyalty with any other creature. As Christians that has heaven as our goal, we must always live a committed life to the worship and obedience to the only God Almighty.
Food for Thought
Any attempt to share the loyalty to God Almighty disqualifies us from His kingdom.
Matt. 6:24 – “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon”.