Luke 6:12-16

What does it mean?

1. How would you summarize the big idea of 5:33-6:11?

2. Why do you think Jesus prayed?  What is Luke trying to convey by telling us this?

3. Jesus chose the twelve disciples.  What strikes you about these guys?  Who were they?  What do you know about them?  Did they have anything in common?

4. Why do you think Luke puts this account immediately following Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees?

How does it apply?

1. How is your prayer life connected to the big decisions you make?

2. Do you ever feel as though you are not good enough to be a disciple of Jesus?  Explain.

3. Do you ever feel as though it’s difficult for you to find a place to serve Jesus, to be a part of his church, because you don’t feel capable or qualified?  Explain.

4. After looking at the knuckleheads Jesus picked to be his disciples, has your confidence grown at all?  Explain.

Luke 6:17-19

What does it mean?

1. What’s the big idea of 6:12-16?

2. Who is with Jesus  (Hint: Luke mentions 3 groups in 6:17)?

3. The people were there to hear Jesus and be healed.  What is the essence of the message Jesus has shared thus far?

4. Jesus healed a lot of folks.  Why do you think?

5. How does this paragraph connect to the prior?

6. Where is Luke going to take us (6:20ff.)?

How does it apply?

1. What insight about Jesus that Luke has revealed in the book thus far been the most thought provoking?

2. What truth about Jesus that Luke has revealed in the book thus far been the most encouraging?

3. What questions do you still have about Jesus that you hope Luke answers in the rest of his book?

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