What does it say?
- How would you summarize the big idea of 3:1-20?
- Why do you think Luke backtracks in terms of the chronology from verse 20 to 21? In other words, why does he mention Jesus being baptized after he tells us about John going to prison?
- What’s the significance of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus like a dove?
- Who is the voice from heaven? What’s the point of the Father being pleased with his Son?
- Why do you think Jesus was baptized?
- What names in Jesus’ genealogy stand out to you? Why?
- Luke ends his genealogy with Adam. Why do you think he goes back to Adam?
- After saying “the son of Adam”, Luke concludes with, “the son of God”. Is he referencing Adam or Jesus here as the son of God?
- What is the big idea of Luke’s account of Jesus’ baptism?
- What’s the big idea of Luke’s account of Jesus’ genealogy?
- Do you think Luke intends to connect Jesus’ baptism with his genealogy? Why?
- In the big scheme of ideas, where is Luke going to take us after the genealogy?
How does it apply?
- Jesus is God? Why is that important to us?
- Jesus is a human being? Why is that important to us?
- Jesus is fully God and fully man, how does that work?
- Do you think it’s important to believe that Jesus is fully God and fully man? Explain.
- What about Jesus being fully God and fully human do you have trouble understanding? What do you do to solve your tension?
- It’s hard to hold Jesus’ divinity and humanity in tension. Which do most people tend to diminish? Why do you think?
- What are the consequences of not embracing Jesus’ total divinity and his total humanity?
- What are the benefits of embracing Jesus’ total divinity and his total humanity?
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