Luke Part 2

Fall 2019/Winter 2020


May 3, 2020
“Robin Hood and the Waiting Room”
Pastor Jordan | Luke 19:11-27 | “Robin Hood and the Waiting Room”
KEY VERSES
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Luke 19:11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was
near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear
immediately.
Luke 19:26 ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who
has not, even what he has will be taken away.'
Luke 8:18 "Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and
from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
1. Compare the “Already/Not Yet” tension of the Kingdom of God through these two
verses: Luke 19:11-12 and Luke 17:20-2
2. Categorize and describe the 3 major groups of people mentioned in the parable of
the Ten Minas.
3. How is this parable similar and different from the parable of the talents in Matthew
25?
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  • May 3, 2020“Robin Hood and the Waiting Room”
    May 3, 2020
    “Robin Hood and the Waiting Room”
    Pastor Jordan | Luke 19:11-27 | “Robin Hood and the Waiting Room”
    KEY VERSES
    Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
    Luke 19:11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was
    near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear
    immediately.
    Luke 19:26 ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who
    has not, even what he has will be taken away.'
    Luke 8:18 "Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and
    from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
    QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
    1. Compare the “Already/Not Yet” tension of the Kingdom of God through these two
    verses: Luke 19:11-12 and Luke 17:20-2
    2. Categorize and describe the 3 major groups of people mentioned in the parable of
    the Ten Minas.
    3. How is this parable similar and different from the parable of the talents in Matthew
    25?
  • Apr 26, 2020“Rich Man. Blind Man. Short Man”
    Apr 26, 2020
    “Rich Man. Blind Man. Short Man”
    Pastor Jordan | Luke 18:18-19:10 | Rich Man. Blind Man. Short Man.
    Key verses and thoughts:
    Luke 18:18 - Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?
    Luke 18:41 What do you want me to do for you?
    Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich
    person to enter the kingdom of God.
    Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
    QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
    1. What are you holding on to and not willing to give up that could cause you to miss
    out on following Jesus? (Rich man misses Jesus)
    2. Compare and contrast the two questions and scenarios in Luke 18:18 and Luke
    18:41. (Blind man sees Jesus)
    3. What is stopping you from truly seeing and receiving Jesus? (Short man sees and
    receives Jesus)
    4. Why did Jesus really come? Luke 19:10 Refelct on the entire book of Luke in this
    one verse.
  • Apr 19, 2020“Parables on Persistence, Prayer and Pride“
    Apr 19, 2020
    “Parables on Persistence, Prayer and Pride“
    Pastor Jordan | Luke 18:1-17 | Parables on Persistence, Prayer and Pride
    QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION IN YOUR HOMES: Maybe jump on a Zoom call or Facetime with friends and family from church and discuss the passage later on in the week. Here are some questions to spur on further discussion and study. 1. What have you prayed for in your life persistently and you've received an answer for? What are you currently praying for while still waiting on an answer?
    2. What if the answer to your prayer is "wait until I return" to dispense justice? What if God's answer to your prayer doesn't happen in the here and now and actually doesn't happen until the "Son of Man comes"? -Luke 18:18
    3. In what ways do we, in our modern context, act just like the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-12?
    4. Summarize the posture and attitude we are to have in relation to God from this chapter? (Condense the parables down to a few characteristics of a true faithful believer.) What does a true believer look like and act like according to Luke 18:1-17? 5. Pray for our church during this uncertain time.
  • Mar 29, 2020“Jesus and Social Distancing”
    Mar 29, 2020
    “Jesus and Social Distancing”
    Luke 17:11-37
  • Mar 22, 2020“Wisdom for Walking with Jesus”
    Mar 22, 2020
    “Wisdom for Walking with Jesus”
    Luke 17:1-10
  • Mar 15, 2020“Rich or Poor”
    Mar 15, 2020
    “Rich or Poor”
    Luke 16:14-31 
     
    Q1: What is the kingdom of God? Why Would it be important we understand and preach the kingdom of God? (vs.16) 
    Q2: As a group come up with as many role reversals as you can in the passage. (Reversals could include details, characters, positions, appearance, contrasts, etc.) 
    Q3: In what ways is Jesus the watershed for the Bible and all of time? What are some other major watershed moments in the Bible? 
    Q4: Why do you think Luke 16:18 is included in this chapter? Does it seem out of place to you or how can you make sense of its inclusion? 
    Q5: Discuss the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Can you summarize the main point Jesus is teaching through the parable? 
  • Mar 8, 2020“God or Money”
    Mar 8, 2020
    “God or Money”
    Luke 16:1-13
    Q1: Review the storyline of the dishonest parable? What questions do you have about the parable? Why do you think some say it can be challenging to understand? How do you understand it? 
    Q2: How can a mindset for the future or lack thereof influence our management of wealth, time and money? Does the here and now really influence our future destination (eternal dwelling vs. 8)? 
    Q3: What different applications can we draw out from this parable (1-13)? Can you summarize it all with one major conclusion from it all? 
    Q4: In what ways do we serve money and how instead could we serve God with our money? 
    Q5: Now quickly examine/scan the rest of chapter 16. How do the next verses 14-31 generally add what Jesus has been teaching so far? Why do you think Luke would have put all these parables and teachings the order he did? What major themes is he trying to communicate to us in chapter 15-16? 
  • Mar 2, 2020“The Lost Parables” Part II
    Mar 2, 2020
    “The Lost Parables” Part II
    Luke 15:11-32
     
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: What part of the Prodigal Son story stands out to you after hearing this sermon? Explain. 
    Q2: What do we learn about the heart of God from the Lost Parables of Luke 15? Be specific. 
    Q3: The lost son had a moment when he "came to his senses." Leon Morris shares a quote in response that statement: "Hardship has a wonderful way of bringing people to face the facts:" Share a time in your life when this was true for you. 
    Q4: In what ways are we like the elder brother in the story? 
    Q5: Postulate what you think might have happened after Luke 15:32 both in the parable and outside of it. We don't know how the elder brother responded and we don't know what the crowds listening to Jesus may have thought or reacted. But what do you think happened? 
  • Feb 23, 2020“The Lost Parables” Part I
    Feb 23, 2020
    “The Lost Parables” Part I
    Luke 15:1-32
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: As a group, look over Leviticus 11 and the Jewish ritual dietary laws for cleanliness and holiness. Now read the accusation from the Pharisees in Luke 15:1-2. Do you see why Jesus' table fellowship with "sinners" here is so scandalous? 
    Q2: Now compare question 1 with Matthew 15:1-20? What is Jesus teaching them? (further study: Acts 10) 
    Q3: Compare and contrast all three lost parables. What is similar and different about each one? Luke isn't just repeating the same exact thing three times in a row, so what do we progressively learn as we read through the parables? (Luke 15:1-32) 
    Q4: The heart of the gospel is recognizing our position as lost without Christ. How does Romans 8:1-4 apply to the Lost Parables? 
     
  • Dec 8, 2019“Awkward Dinner Party”
    Dec 8, 2019
    “Awkward Dinner Party”
    Luke 14:1-35
  • Dec 1, 2019“Fig Trees, Disabling Spirits, Mustard Seeds, Narrow Doors and the Kingdom of God”
    Dec 1, 2019
    “Fig Trees, Disabling Spirits, Mustard Seeds, Narrow Doors and the Kingdom of God”
    Luke 13:1-35
  • Nov 24, 2019“Faithful vs Unfaithful”
    Nov 24, 2019
    “Faithful vs Unfaithful”
    Luke 12:35-13:5
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: In what ways, should our mindset and lifestyles change if we are to take Luke 12:40 seriously?! 
    Q2: How do you understand and apply the following statement to your life? "to whom much has been given much will be required." (Does the passage surrounding Luke 19:17 give context and added understanding to Luke 12:48?) 
    Q3: As a follower of the King and a citizen of his kingdom, what have you been entrusted with and will be required of you upon the King's return? See 2 Timothy 1:12-14. Why is this such a high responsibility with such grave consequences if we don't keep it? 
    Q4: Compare Jesus' message in Luke 12:49-53 and John the Baptist message in Luke 3:16-17. What is being said here? 
  • Nov 17, 2019“My Kingdom vs God’s Kingdom”
    Nov 17, 2019
    “My Kingdom vs God’s Kingdom”
    Luke 12:13-34
     
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: Discuss the two kingdoms. What are some of the blanks you filled in with contrasts to the two kingdoms? 
    Q2: What differences stick out to you the mist between My kingdom and God's Kingdom? 
    Q3: Why would Jesus warn us so heavily against, materialism?
    Q4: Why ultimately doe we worry? From Luke 12 and other scriptures, what reasons and illustrations does Jesus give us not to worry? 
    Q5: How can our citizenship in God's Kingdom actually help us not to worry? What would our lives really look like if we were really to seek God's kingdom and and not our own? 
  • Nov 10, 2019“Default to Truth and Trust”
    Nov 10, 2019
    “Default to Truth and Trust”
    Luke 12:1-12
     
    Q1:  Describe a situation when you’ve misjudged someone’s intentions for the positive or negative. Why do you think we are inherently bad at determining if someone is telling the truth or telling a lie? Why can it be hard to really spot a hypocrite? Q2:  Do you think we have a “default to truth” when it comes to relationships? Why do you think hypocrisy is so universally reprehensible to us?   Q3: What are some areas where fear tends to get a hold on you? How can the reasons given in this passage and sermon encourage us to actually not fear?    Q4: How is a default to truth and a default to trust connected? Or are they? Q5: What can we learn from Paul’s testimony and Peter’s life testimony that can give us context to this supposed unforgivable sin or line we must not cross? Check out Paul’s testimony in 1 Tim. 1:16 and Peter’s testimony Luke 22:31-34.
  • Nov 3, 2019“Vision Changes Everything”
    Nov 3, 2019
    “Vision Changes Everything”
    Luke 11:29-54 
    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS 
    Q1: If "Vision changes everything," than how does our vision of the world, humanity and God shape our entire being? (healthy eye vs. bad eye; Luke 11:34) 
    Q2: How can our vision of the world, humanity, and God shape our use or misuse of money? (Notice how Jesus specifically references greed, aims and tithing in Luke 11:40-42) 
    Q3: Compare 1 Peter 2:9-12 and John 3:19-21 with the passage in Luke we discussed today? What do you learn from this? 
    Q4: Which of the Woes Jesus pronounces onto the Pharisees and Lawyers do you think we have the most difficulty with today? Or what are our most obvious "blind spots?" (Luke 11:31-54; Six Woes: Legalism, Fame, Graves, Burdens, Hypocrisy, Hinderance)  
  • Oct 28, 2019“Fight Night: Jesus vs. Satan”
    Oct 28, 2019
    “Fight Night: Jesus vs. Satan”
    Luke 11:14-28
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: What are the three responses to Jesus' miracle of casting out the demon so surprising? Compare these responses to Jesus' miracle to the responses you find in Luke 11:29, John 12:37, Acts 17:32-34, What do we learn from this? 
    Q2: Let's remind ourselves of the power of Jesus Christ against the powers of darkness. Spiritual forces are real but so is Jesus Christ. Check out: James 4:7, 1 John 4:4. Do you think these powers have anything to do with trials, addictions, and the evil we face? 
    Q3: Read Ephesians 6:10-17. the armor of God to fight in spiritual warfare. Now read verse 18. What is the main way we fight the devil and his demons according to verse 18? 
    Q4: Talk about Luke 11:24-26 and how does it help answer why a "total revolution" is needed in our lives? Why is putting off, renewing, and then putting on so vital? (Ephesians 4:22-24) 
  • Oct 20, 2019“Teach Me to Pray”
    Oct 20, 2019
    “Teach Me to Pray”
    Luke 11:1-13
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: What I the most challenging  or difficult paper of prayer for you?
    Q2: Review the pattern of prayer, the Lord's Prayer. How can we employ this as a pattern into our daily prayers? 
    Q3: How does the story of the persistent and impudent friend knocking on the door of his neighbor give us insight into what prayer could feel like for us? What is Jesus teaching us in this parable? 
    Q4: Follow the progression of the storyline, lesser to greater: Friend and neighbor relationship, earthly father and earthly son relationship. (11:5-13) What can we glean from this? 
     
    Spend extra time in prayer as a group or break up into smaller groups and pray
     
  • Oct 13, 2019“Sit Down to Bear Fruit”
    Oct 13, 2019
    “Sit Down to Bear Fruit”
    Luke 10:38-42, John 15 
    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS 
    Q1: Do you feel or believe that the anxiety and mental health issues are more prevalent in today's society than it was in the past?  Explain why or why not. 
    Q2: What do you think are the main issues and cause of our anxiety and our worry? (outside of medical issues) What was Martha's main issue?  
    Q3: Is Mary "all right" and Martha "all wrong"? Or is it deeper than that? Explain. Look at how Jesus responds to Martha... 
    Q4: What does it mean to abide? How could abiding in the vine actually help remedy our anxiety and our "Martha" mentality of doing or performing? (John 15) 
    Q5: Discuss John 15:2. What does it look like to be pruned? Why might this not actually feel like a means to bear more fruit? Have you experienced this? How could Martha Prune back herself in order to bear more fruit? 
     
    Extra: Why is the title "Sit Down to Bear Fruit"? What does this mean to you? 
  • Oct 6, 2019“Like a Good Neighbor”
    Oct 6, 2019
    “Like a Good Neighbor”
    Luke 10:21-37
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: What do you think "Loving your neighbor as yourself" means? 
    Q2: What is then motive of the lawyer asking the questions? Review the conversation he has with Jesus. 
    Q3: Why do you think Jesus uses a story/parable to answer the lawyer questions? (See Luke 8:9-10 and Luke 10:21) 
    Q4: What does the story of the Good Samaritan expose in the hearts of the questioner? What's Jesus intent in telling the story? 
    Q5: Talk about how we tend to only moralize the story of the Good Samaritan? Talk about what Jesus' endgame is with telling this story and in asking the questions he does at the end? 
    Q6: How do we try to justify our self-righteousness apart from Christ? How do other religions do this? (Luke 10:29) 
  • Sep 29, 2019“Kingdom Come or Kingdom Go”
    Sep 29, 2019
    “Kingdom Come or Kingdom Go”
    Scripture Passages: Luke 9:51-10:24, Isaiah 52:3-17
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: Do you commit today to be open, honest, and
    loving with one another in your group? What does this
    mean to you and why would this be important for true
    community to exist in your group
    Q2: What is the kingdom of God? Why would it be
    important we understand the kingdom of God?
    Q3: Why could it be challenging for us today in our
    modern society to grasp the concept of a “kingdom”
    and someone ruling and reigning like Jesus proclaims to
    us?
    Q4: Examine the three rejected disciples who did not
    follow Jesus in Luke 9:57-62. What were their excuses
    and what can we learn from these scenarios in our own
    lives?
    Q5: Read Luke 9:2. What does it mean for your group?
    Q6: Now pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to
    send out laborers into his harvest. – Luke 9:2