Important Life Questions: What is the Origin of Evil?

Read Matthew 7:13-14 and Mark 7:13-23


  1. What are the differences between the two roads and gates Jesus describes?
  2. What does Jesus tell us about the people traveling the roads?
  3. Why would someone choose to travel on one road over the other?
  4. What did Jesus want his followers to understand about being clean or unclean?
  5. What did Jesus say makes a person unclean? What is the source of evil in these people’s lives?
  6. What is more important before God: thoughts or actions? Why?
  7. How would people today answer these questions?
  8. Are people naturally good or evil? Why do you think so?
  9. Are people responsible for the bad things they do? Why do you think so? How do you think Jesus would answer?

Am I like the people Jesus described? What road am I traveling on? Are my thoughts pleasing to God?

Scriptures Referenced

Matthew 7:13-14
Mark 7:14-23