ENGAGING DOCTOR LUKE
Perhaps the biggest test the Disciples of Jesus had was when he asked, “Who do you say I am?”. You’d better have the Right Answer. But what is the Right Answer? The substance of each testimony depends on the Right Answer.
READING LUKE 9:18-27
1. The questions in verse 18 & 20 looked similar. Why did Jesus do this?
2. Peter’s answer in verse 20 was correct. But why did Jesus give instructions in verse 21 that the Disciples could not reveal he is Messiah at that point?
3. Verses 23-26 summarizes what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. What are marks of a disciple found in these verses? What do each of these mean to you (e.g. what does it mean to “lose their life for my sake”)?
4. Ashamed. Have you ever been ashamed of Jesus - of being his follower? What do you think are the consequences? (Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to memory any incident and spend some time speaking to Jesus about it)
5. From this passage, what does it mean for you to be a follower of Jesus?
It has been 10 weeks of meeting different witnesses to Jesus. Each told us something about Him. That is what a witness is - telling what they have seen or the Person they have met.
What is your “something” you can tell others about Jesus? (Pray / Meditate / Journal)
Romans 1:16 - “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”