Week of July 19

Week of July 19

July 19: Luke 12

1) What is the main point of the Parable of the Rich Fool (v. 13-21)?

2) What does the faithful and wise manager/steward do while awaiting the master's return in Jesus' parable (v. 41-48)?

  1. Says to himself, "My master is delayed in coming"
  2. Begins to beat the male and female servants
  3. Eats and drinks and gets drunk
  4. None of the above

July 20: Luke 13-14

1) What was Jesus' message in view of the victims who died at the hands of Pilate's thugs and those who died tragically from the tower collapse in Siloam (see 13:1-5)?

  1. Death comes to everyone
  2. Life is not fair
  3. Unless you repent you will all likewise perish
  4. None of the above

2) What did Jesus really mean by telling would-be followers that if you don't 'hate' your family and even your own life, you cannot be my disciple (see 14:26)? Was He being literal?

July 21: Luke 15-16

1) What actions by the father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son communicate the Heavenly Father's heart for those who are "lost" but who return (see 15:11-32)?

  1. Watched and waited for him
  2. Ran to embrace and kiss him
  3. Clothed and fed him
  4. Affirmed and celebrated him
  5. All of the above

2) What is the main point of the Parable of the Dishonest Manager/Unjust Steward (see 16:1-8)?

July 22: Luke 17-18

1) Which one of the ten lepers came back to thank Jesus for healing him (see 17:11-19)?

2) What is the main point of the Parable of the Persistent Widow (see 18:1-8)?

  1. God is reluctant to answer and must be pestered
  2. Pray always and never give up as a demonstration of your faith
  3. Neither of the above

July 23: Luke 19

1) After the encounter with Zacchaeus, the tax collector, what did Jesus proclaim as His mission (see v. 1-10)?

2) When called to give an account in the Parable of the Minas, why was one servant condemned (see v. 11-27)?

  1. Disobeyed his master by failing to invest what he was entrusted with
  2. Disrespected his master by casting aspersions on his character
  3. Both of the above

July 24: Luke 20-21

1) When the Sadducees asked Jesus a trick question about the resurrection, how did Jesus answer (see 20:27-40)?

2) What instructions did Jesus give His followers while we wait for His Second Coming (see 21:34-36)?

  1. Beware of distractions
  2. Stay awake and alert
  3. Pray for strength to endure and to stand
  4. All of the above

July 25: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?