Message: “Short Study of the Book of Luke Chapters 13-15” from Joe Summers

Joe Summers - March 19, 2023

Short Study of the Book of Luke Chapters 13-15

Short Study of the Book of Luke Chapters 13-15 Lesson Objective: To continue the study of the Book of Luke. Chapters 13-15 Chapter 13 Need to Repent- 13: 1-7 13: 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Q1. What message is Christ and John preaching? 13: 6-8 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ 8 “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’” Q1 Please explain the parable Q2 Who do you think are the men in the parable Woman healed on the Sabbath 13: 10-17 13: 10-13 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God Q1. Why was this a true miracle? Q2. Why was Christ criticized? 13: 14-15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” Q1. Explain how the leaders were being hypocrites. The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast 18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Q. Please explain the parable The Narrow Door 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” Q1. What does one have to do to make it inside Luke 13: 28-30 There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.” Q1 Who are the people coming from east and west and north and south Chapter 14 Luke 14: 1-14 Jesus at a Pharisee’s House 7-9 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. Q1 What lesson can we learn from this? Q2 How do Pastors often forget this lesson? The Parable of the Great Banquet 15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” 16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ Q1. Who do the people who made excuses represent? Q2 What kind of excuses do we make today? Luke 14: 25-34 The Cost of Being a Disciple 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Q1. What does hate mean in the scripture? Chapter 15 Lost and Found – Lost Sheep parable- 1-7 1-2 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Q1 What happened that led people to criticize? What was their criticism – 15:1,2? Q2 What is the balancing act for us today when it comes to interacting with non-christians? The Parable of the Lost Coin 8-10 The Parable of the Lost Son 11-31 11-16 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with [d]prodigal living. 14 But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. 15 Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the [e]pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. Q1. What does this parable teach us about repentance? Q2. What does this parable teach us about love? 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son Q1 Who offered similar words when asking for forgiveness 28-31 But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’ 31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ Q1 Was the first son right to be angry? Q2 Did the second son regain his inheritance? Q3 Did the older son lose something?

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