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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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2 Timothy 4:9–22 - December 13th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 2 Timothy 4:9–22
  2. What repeated words or themes do you see?
  3. Who are the people mentioned?
  4. What does Paul ask of Timothy (v. 9)?
  5. Who deserted Paul?
  6. Who did Paul ask Timothy to bring with him (v. 11)?
  7. What else did Paul ask Timothy to bring (v. 13)?
  8. How did Alexander the coppersmith treat Paul (v. 14)?
  9. Who stood by Paul and strengthened him (v. 17)?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
  2. Why did Demas desert Paul (v. 10)?
  3. What happened between Paul and Mark previously (v. 11)?
  4. Why did Paul want a cloak, books, and parchments (v. 13)?
  5. How can Paul say the Lord will rescue him from evil deeds when he has experienced physical persecution and almost died?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Have you ever been tempted to desert the faith or faithful friends? Why or why not?
    1. Do you know anyone who has left the faith? What does it look like to stop following Christ?
  2. How has God delivered you when you faithfully proclaimed the gospel and opposition came?
  3. How can you encourage fellow church members to faithfulness like Paul?
  4. God's faithfulness strengthened Paul, how does it strengthen your faith?
  5. Sing Great is Thy Faithfulness to God and to one another.

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