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Luke 9:58–62 - 13 March, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 9:57–62
  2. Who are all the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. How many people came and told Jesus something in this passage?
  4. What did the first person tell Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  5. What did Jesus say to the second person?
    1. How did this person respond?
    2. How did Jesus respond back?
  6. What did the third person tell Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  7. What are repeated words/phrases in this passage?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What do the three interactions have in common?
  3. What point is Jesus trying to make?
  4. What does it mean that "the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head?"
    1. Who is the Son of Man?
  5. What is the kingdom of God?
  6. Why does Jesus tell people not to bury their own dead or not to say farewell?
  7. What does it mean to put your hand to the plow?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. When did you first count the cost of following Jesus?
    1. What are some of the costs you have faced?
    2. How has the local church helped bear your burdens?
  2. How do you know if there are things in your life that have become idols? How can you tell if there is something hindering you from following Jesus?
  3. Sing How Rich a Treasure to God and to one another
 
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1 Peter 3:8–12 - 28 February, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 Peter 3:8–12
  2. Who wrote the letter (see 1 Peter 1:1)?
    1. Who did they write to?
  3. What does he tell them to have? (v. 8)
  4. What contrast is listed in v. 9?
    1. What is the purpose of this contrast?
  5. What Old Testament passage is cited in vv. 10–12?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is the main point?
  3. How are unity of mind and sympathy connected?
  4. How is a tender heart and a humble mind connected?
  5. Read the Old Testament citation. Why does he cite from this passage?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How do you work for the unity of the church?
  2. How do you exercise brotherly love?
  3. Who is an example of exercising a humble mind?
  4. What are opportunities you have to "not repay evil for evil"?
  5. Sing There is a Fountain to God and to one another
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