12 May, 2022

May 15 | Discovery

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Study Questions for Groups

1. How did you deal with worry and anxiety over the last week?

2. With whom did you share last week’s lesson?

Ask two people to read aloud Luke 12:35-48 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to spend no more than 60 seconds paraphrasing the passage.

3. How would you describe this parable in one sentence? 

4. Let’s dig deeper:

• Jesus used numerous metaphors (figures of speech/implied comparisons) in this parable. Identify several metaphors. Do these metaphors have anything in common?

• Read verse 37 aloud. Jesus lived out this principle of servant leadership when he washed the disciples’ feet the night before he died (John 13:1-17). What does it say about a person’s character when their actions (example to follow) are consistent with their words?

• How does verse 40 help unlock the meaning of this parable?

• What do you learn about how to be a faithful and wise servant from this passage?  

• What do you learn about how we should effectively and productively wait for Jesus’ return?

• Why will Jesus’ return be worth the wait?

• From the text, what are some dangers we may encounter while waiting?

5. What do you learn about God from this passage?

6. What do you learn about people?

7. As we study God’s Word, we become more familiar with the Master’s will and how to obey it. What do you learn about obedience to God in this passage?

8. As you await the Master’s return, whom will you invite to join you in following Christ?

9. Based on our study and discussion, complete this sentence: “This week, I will . . .”

10. As we await Jesus’ return and the new life and new body we will receive—a body free of the pains and burdens of this life—we still are prone to the frailties and infirmities of this life. As you face this next week, what do you most need from God?

For Next Week: Read and reflect on Luke 15:11-32 as we continue studying some of Jesus’ parables. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.

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