I used a unique set of questions to teach three parables: the parable of the of the ten virgins, the talents, and the sheep and goats. Before class I taped a set of three questions under each person's chair. Each set of questions included one question from each of the three parables and was unique. I made the unique sets so that as we answered each question I wouldn't get the same people commenting at the same time. Here's an example of the questions:
- What do you think kept the 10 foolish virgins from being ready when the bridegroom came?
- How can you be prepared like the 10 wise virgins?
- What do you think the oil in the lamps represents?
- Look at Matthew 25: 16,19-21. How can you be like the man with the 5 talents?
- Look at Matthew 25:25. Why does fear stop us from progressing?
- Look at Matthew 25:25. How can we conquer fear?
- Matthew 25:40 is a scripture mastery passage. Why do you think it was chosen?
- See Matthew 25:40. Who might be considered the "least of these" at your school? At church? How can you reach out to them?
- Read Matthew 25:41-46. Why do you think Jesus spoke so harshly of those who mistreat others?
This really helped start a great discussion that included most students because not every person had the same questions.