Luke 7:36-50

  1. Compare the Pharisee’s attitude to Jesus with that of the woman.
    How did Jesus answer the Pharisee’s criticism of verse 39?
    How did the parable of verses 41, 42 apply to him?

Note. 7:47. “For” here indicates the evidence rather than the cause of her forgiveness.

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Luke 7:18 -35

  1. Verses 18-23. What exactly was the doubt in John’s mind?
    Do you find a clue to this perplexity in 3:16, 17?
    What is the significance of Jesus’ reply?
    Cf. Is. 35:5, 6; 61:1.
  2. Verses 24-35. How had the Jews gone wrong in their reaction to John’s preaching?
    What had they failed to see?
    What does Jesus’ estimate of John teach us concerning the greatness of our privilege?
    Cf. 10:23, 24.

Luke 7:1-17

  1. Verses 1-10. What are the characteristics of the centurion’s approach to Jesus?
    What can he teach us about a right attitude in Prayer?
  2. What do we see in these two stories of the character of Jesus concerning:
    (a) his appreciation of, and love for, and love for, people, and
    (b) his unique authority?
    Cf. John 5:24.

Luke 6:37-49

  1. Verses 37- 42. What sort of attitude towards the faults of others does Jesus prescribe, and why?
    What positive actions are commanded here?
  2. Verses 43-49. On what does effectiveness and stability in the Christian life depend?
    What is the remedy for a weak or inconsistent Christian life?

Luke 6:12-36

  1. Verses 20-26. Contrast Jesus’ picture of a blessed life with the world’s idea of happiness.
    Why is a Christian happy in such circumstances?
    What makes the difference?
  2. Verses 27-36. A picture of unselfish love.
    What should be the source and pattern of our love (verses 35, 36)?
    Think of practical cases in your own situation to which the principles laid down in these verses apply.
  3. Verses 12-19. Note the increasing pressures on Jesus (verses 17-19; cf. verse 11).
    What two special actions did he take?

Luke 5:27-6:11

  1. These verse record four encounters with the scribes and Pharisees.
    What were the grounds of their growing opposition to Jesus?
    And what were the truths and the principles that (as his answers reveal) determined the actions of Jesus?
  2. [Luke 5:36-39].What happens when formal religion encounters the new life that Jesus brings?
    How do the incidents in today’s passage illustrate the truth of these verses? (Cf. 1 Sam. 15:22; Heb. 10:8, 9.)

Since, Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath [all Worship as the assembly gathers]; what does that demand of in our worship services.

Note:
6:1 – This was allowed on other days (Deut 23:25), but was regarded by the scribes as work, and therefore prohibited on the Sabbath.

 

Luke 5:1—32

  1. Put yourself in the place of Simon.
    Trace the development of his attitude to Jesus in the successive phases of the story.
    In what ways is he an example to us?
    Jesus in the successive phases of the story.
    In what ways is he an example to us
  2. Jesus needed fellow-workers.
    How and where did he find them?
    What marked out Simon and his colleagues as suitable?
    What were, for them, the conditions of being used?
  3. Compare the faith of the leper with that of the friends of the paralytic. Of what was the former uncertain? And how did the latter display their faith?
    What can we learn from these miracles about prayer
  4. Verses 21-24. What claims are implied in Jesus’ answer to the scribes’ challenge?