Luke

7 Words from the Cross - Part 7

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"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!"

Review: Luke 23:46

 

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Luke 23:46

  1. What was especially peculiar about the way Jesus died? See Mark 15:39

  2. Read Luke 23:47-49 and discuss each reaction to Jesus' death. Why did each act this way?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

7 Words from the Cross - Part 2

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"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

Review: Luke 23:39-43

  • When does a person go to heaven? 2 Cor 5:8  |  Phil 1:23
  • What is heaven like? 2 Cor 12:4  |  Matt 22:12-14  |  Rev 19:7  |  Rev 21:2
  • How do I have assurance that I'm going to heaven?
 

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Luke 23:39-43

  1. Read Matthew 27:44. Why do you think this one criminal stopped mocking Jesus and instead cry out to Jesus?

  2. What questions about heaven were cleared up for you from Jesus' statement to this criminal (Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise)?

  3. What does this account teach about how a person gets saved / receives salvation / gets right with God?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

7 Words from the Cross

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"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Review: Mark 11:25-26  |  Luke 11:4  |  Luke 17:4  |  1 Cor 2:8

 

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Luke 23:34

  1. Why did Jesus say, "They know not what they do?" What does that tell you about those who executed Him? See (1 Corinthians 2:8).

  2. Were all of these men forgiven because of Jesus' prayer? Explain your position!

  3. Why are we, even in the church, "all about forgiveness" until it is our turn to forgive someone?

  4. How does Jesus' prayer on the cross motivate me to forgive?

Breakout Questions:

Who do you need to forgive? Have you taken that step? What’s stopping you? Pray for that person, if there is one, and discuss (and hold each other accountable) for next steps!

Did Jesus Find You?

Introduction:



Two Signs that Jesus is Pursuing You (Luke 2:12):

  1. Wrapped in swaddling cloths = Why He came: He has come to Die.

  2. Lying in a manger = How He came: He has come in Humility.
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Luke 2:1-20

  1. What distractions keep you from seeking Christ as you should?

  2. What is the biggest way Jesus changed you when you found Him?

  3. What was your big "take-away" from this passage / message? What did you learn that you didn't know before?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another to continually be seekers of Christ. 

Did You Find Jesus?

Introduction:



What's True About People Who Find Jesus:

  1. They made Room for Jesus. (Luke 2:1-7)

  2. inn = kataluma

    Mark 14:14 - and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' = guest chamber

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  1. They Actively went after Jesus. (Luke 2:8-16)

  2. Isaiah 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound

    1 Corinthians 1:27 - But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong


  3. They are never the Same. (Luke 2:17-20)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Luke 2:1-20

  1. What distractions keep you from seeking Christ as you should?

  2. What is the biggest way Jesus changed you when you found Him?

  3. What was your big "take-away" from this passage / message? What did you learn that you didn't know before?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another to continually be seekers of Christ.