Life Group Questions for April 13, 2014

Luke 14:1-14
What does it mean?

1. How would you summarize 13:31-35?

2. Jesus is having dinner at a Pharisee’s home.  What do you make of that?

3. Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees with the question, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?”  What does their silence convey?

4. Jesus healed the man and then asked another question to which the Pharisee and lawyers again did not reply.  What does Luke what us to see from this interaction?

5. After healing the man Jesus went on and told the parable about the wedding feast.  What was His point in the parable?

6. After telling the parable Jesus addressed the man who had invited Him and told him not to invite his friends and relatives, but rather “the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind…”  Why should he do that?

7. How would the host be “blessed” by inviting the less fortunate?

8. How would the host be “repaid at the resurrection of the just”?

9. How would you paraphrase Luke’s big idea in 14:1-14?

How does it apply?

1. Did you grow up with any religious “rules”?  What were they?

2. What’s the difference between a religious “rule” that doesn’t glorify Jesus and living by a principle that flows from genuine faith that does?

3. How would you define humility?  What does genuine humility, rooted in faith in Jesus look like?

4. What has helped your humility increase?

5. Have you ever been invited to something by someone that you didn’t expect to invite you?   How did that make you feel?

6. How do you feel when you have deliberately included others that didn’t expect to be included?  What motivated you to include them?

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