Week 12: Luke 17

Watch Sunday’s message as Pastor Trent walks us through Luke 17

This week Pastor Andrew summarized Luke Chapter 17

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Verses 1-10:

Compare verses 1-4 with Matthew 18:1-9, and 21-35. What is Jesus saying to his disciples about “these little ones”? About sin? About forgiveness?
In your own words, what were the apostles requesting in v. 5? What does Jesus seem to be saying in his response?
What challenges you in these verses?

Verses 11-19:

It was mandated that lepers were to keep their distance from the “clean” community. And it was customary to show oneself to the priests after he/she was healed of a skin condition. The priests’ declaration of cleanliness would reinstate the person in the community. What strikes you about this healing of the 10 lepers?

Verses 20-37:

What is meant by “the days of the Son of Man”?
What is clear about the kingdom of God?
Compare these verses with Matthew 24:23-28 and Daniel 7:13-14. What is Jesus saying about the coming of the Son of Man?

Application:

In your understanding, what is faith? Would you say you have “faith as small as a mustard seed?” How do you see your faith playing out in your life?
Can you recall a time when you experienced mercy (not getting what you deserved) from God or from another person? How did you respond?
What does it mean to you personally that the “kingdom of God is within you”?
How do you feel about the coming of the Son of Man?

Luke 17:11-19 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy
17:11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

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