- 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?
- 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.
- Verses 12-19. Note the increasing pressures on Jesus (verses 17-19; cf. verse 11).
What two special actions did he take?