Posts by Summer Barber

Posts by Summer Barber

Luke 22:1-38 Study Questions

Luke 22:1-38 What was the significance of the Festival of Unleavened bread called the Passover and what was commanded of the Jewish people during this time? (See Lev. 23:4-14, Duet 16:16 and Exodus chapter 12) When we read that Satan entered Judas, what does this teach us about Judas’s heart? What opportunity did Judas give to the chief priests that they had not had before? 4. Who was sent by Jesus to make preparations for the passover meal?  What instructions…

Luke 21 Study Questions

Luke 21 What did Jesus prophecy about the temple in response to the disciples adoration of it? What questions did this prompt from his disciples? How were the disciples instructed by Jesus to respond to the coming events? List the specific trouble that Jesus described would come before his return? Which of these things are evident in our world today? How should God’s people receive and respond to these warnings? From verses 27-28, what happens when Jesus, the Sone of…

Luke 20 Study Questions

Luke 20:1-47 (Also read Psalm 118) After Jesus entered Jerusalem and cleared the temple, what was intentions of the religious leaders towards him? What were the 3 main questions (over the course of the whole chapter) did the religious leaders used to try to trip Jesus up in the eyes of the people?  How did Jesus respond? Tell the parable of the tenants in your own words.  Who did each set of characters/character represent?  Was the meaning of the parable…

Luke 19:11-48 Study Questions

Luke 19:11-27 What did the people do to try to prevent the man of noble birth from being appointed king and why? For what reasons do people reject appointing Jesus as king in their lives today? What task was entrusted to 10 of the man’s servants while he was gone and what was the outcome of each when the man returned as king? What does the minas represent in the parable? How are we to put our “minds” to work…

The Devotional Life: Panel Discussion #2

The Devotional Life: Panel Discussion #2 If you have experienced a time of a dry season spiritually, what did you do to get through it? What spiritual disciplines did you have to adjust or maintain, and how did you see God work through that? What spiritual discipline do you find to be the sweetest to you right now and why? What discipline would you like to grow in? What impact have spiritual disciplines had on your life over time? What…

The Devotional Life: Spiritual Disciplines

The Devotional Life: Spiritual Disciplines Share your typical spiritual habits with your community group. How did you learn these habits? How have these habits changed? Share a scripture that has helped you grow in obedience to the Lord. How have you seen the Lord draw close and minister to you in a particular trial or difficult circumstance?  What spiritual disciplines helped in this time? How has the following helped you draw close to Jesus? The church Your vocation Serving Evangelism…

The Devotional Life: week 1

The Devotional Life Series: week 1 questions Review the following scriptures: James 1:19-25, James 2:14-16, Luke 8:21, Matthew 7:21-27, John 8:31-32, Colossians 3:17, Ephesians 2:4-10, Mark 12:30-3, 1 John 4:19-21 What is the difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge of God’s word? Why is reading the Bible essential to the life of a believer? What activities tempt you to sacrifice time in the word and in prayer? Would you categorize your time in the word as consistently glancing at…

Luke 18:35-19:10 Study Questions

Luke 18:35-19:10 Study Questions 1. What did the blind beggar do as Jesus approached Jericho? 2. How did people in the crowd following Jesus react to the blind beggar?  What did the beggar do in the face of opposition? 3. Jesus had a mission to accomplish in Jerusalem and yet he stopped to meet the needs of one blind beggar.  What can we learn from Jesus about caring for others in these verses? 4. In what ways would being healed…

Luke 18:9-34 Study Questions

Luke 18:9-34 Study Questions 1. Why did Jesus tell the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector? 2. Compare and contrast the attitudes of the Pharisee and tax collector in this parable. 3. What was the tax collector humble about?  Why is this type of humility exalted by God? 4. Define righteousness.  What is required for a person to be righteous in the eyes of God? 5. Who was preventing people from bringing their children to Jesus and what…

Luke 17:20-18:9 Study Questions

Luke 17:20-18:9 Study Questions 1. What did the Pharisees ask Jesus about and what was Jesus’s answer in vs 20-21? 2. How was the kingdom of God in the midst of them?  Why were the Pharisee’s missing it? 3. What does Jesus tell his disciples to expect to see on the day when the Son of Man returns?(vs 24) 4. What did the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah have in common?  5. What will people be doing when…

Luke 16:18-17:19 Study Questions

Luke 16:18-17:19 Study Questions 1. What did the rich man and Lazarus have in common?  How did they differ? 2. Review Leviticus 25, Exodus 23:11 & Deuteronomy 14:28-29.  If the Jewish people followed God’s laws, what would that have meant for the poor among them like Lazarus? 3. What did the rich man request that Father Abraham have Lazarus do and what do these requests teach us about the rich man? 4. Why would Abraham not send a warning to…

Luke 16:1-17 Study Questions

Luke 16:1-17 Study Questions 1. Jesus told his disciples a parable.  Write out the parable in your own words. 2. Define the word “shrewd”. 3. Why was the manager being fired and in what way did he show shrewdness? 4. Jesus was not commending the manager on his dishonesty, but was commending him for what instead? 5. How does being faithful with a little lead to being faithful with a lot?  6. How is faithfulness impacted by taking an eternal…

Luke 24 Study Questions

Luke 24 Study Questions 1. What did the women plan to do and what did they find when they arrived at the tomb in which Jesus had been laid? 2. What was the question that the two men in dazzling apparel asked the women? 3.  Review Luke 9:22, 44, Luke 18:31-34.  What had Jesus told his followers in these verses? 4. Why is it important to read and review God’s word, especially in times of distress? 5. What was the…

Luke 15:1-32 Study Questions

Luke 15:1-10 Study Questions 1. What type of people were naturally drawn to Jesus and why? 2. Jesus told the grumbling Pharisees a parable about a lost sheep and another about a lost coin.  What is God concerned about?  What do we learn about His heart for people? 3. How are the Pharisees just as lost as the sinners they despised? 4. What is the joy experienced in being found and what is the joy experienced in the finding of…

Luke 14:7-35 Study Questions

Luke 14:7-24 Study Questions 1. While Jesus was dining at the house of the ruler of the Pharisee, what behavior did Jesus notice that compelled him to share a parable? 2. What happens to the guest at the wedding feast that arrives and takes the place of honor right away? 3. Where should a guest to the wedding feast aim to sit and why? 4. What is the root cause of exaltation of self?  How is this encouraged by our…

Luke 13:10-14:6 Study Questions

Luke 13:10-17 Study Questions 1. Where and when was Jesus’ teaching, and who caught his attention in verses 10-13? 2.  What did Jesus do for the woman and what was her first response? 3. How did the synagogue ruler react to the healing and to whom did he verbalize his indignation? 4. The ruler quoted Exodus 20:9-10, but what was the true heart position behind his indignance? 5. How did Jesus reveal the hypocrisy of the religious leaders? 6. What…

Luke 12:35-13:9 Study Questions

Luke 12:35-13:9 Study Questions 1. What are followers of Jesus to be like in verses 35-36? 2. What is different about how the master will treat the ready servants as compared to how an earthly master would normally interact with servants after a wedding feast? 3. Why must those who serve Jesus be ready at any hour and what does “being ready” entail? 4. What reward is waiting for the servants that are faithful and wise while they are waiting…

Luke 12:13-34 Study Questions

Luke 12:13-21 Study Questions 1. What did the person in the crowd want Jesus to do and what does this reveal about the man’s heart? 2. What is covetousness and what specific thing did Jesus warn not to covet?  3. Give examples of other things people tend to covet in addition to wealth? 4. In Jesus’ parable, what were the plans of the rich man, and what did he expect his plans to produce? 5. Why were the rich man’s…

Luke 12:1-12 Study Questions

Luke 12:1-12 Study Questions 1. What do we learn about the crowd in verse 1? 2. In what ways is a large crowd of people clamoring to see Jesus a temptation for the disciples? 3. What behavior or attitude did Jesus warn his disciples of? 4. How is hypocrisy like leaven (yeast) in the human heart? 5. How does the light of God’s truth work differently than the leaven of hypocrisy and why should the light NOT be hidden? 6.…

Luke 11:37-54 Study Questions

Luke 11:37-54 Study Questions 1. Who invited Jesus to dine with him and for what reason? 2. What were the Pharisee’s astonished over and why? 3. How does inward righteousness result in outward cleanliness? 4. In what ways do people attempt to be “clean” on the outside but neglect the underlying heart issue? 5. Why is God more concerned with a clean heart rather than outward behavior? 6. What did Jesus’s first 3 “Woes” accuse the Pharisees of doing? (sidenote/helps:…

Luke 11:14-36 Study Questions

Luke 11:14-36 Study Questions 1. When Jesus cast out the demon, what was he accused of and why did this accusation have no logical basis? 2. What was the more logical conclusion and why were some resistant to accepting this? 3. Why is it impossible for people to remain neutral towards Jesus?  4. What happens to those that choose not to be gathered to Jesus? 5. What immediately happened in the life of the person when the unclean spirit left…

Luke 10:38-11:13 Study Questions

Luke 10:38-42 Study Questions 1. When Martha invited Jesus into her home, what was she doing as compared to what her sister, Mary was doing?  2. What did Marth assume about Jesus and her sister in her angst?  How can assumptions or personal agenda’s impact relationship with others and with Jesus? 3. What “good portion” did Mary choose and why will it never be taken away? 4. How was Mary’s behavior countercultural for a woman in those times?  What does…

Luke 10:25-37 Study Questions

Luke 10:25-37 Study Questions 1. What question did the lawyer ask Jesus and how did Jesus answer? 2. What did the lawyer desire when he asked Jesus “who is my neighbor”, and how did Jesus answer him? 3. How was the lawyer’s heart condition revealed by Jesus’s parable? 4. Define mercy and how did the Samaritan demonstrate mercy to the injured man? 5. What would be modern day examples of groups that are contentious towards each other like the Jews…

Luke 10:17-24 Study Questions

Luke 10:17-24 Study Questions: What were the 72 joyful yet astonished at during their mission and to whom did they give the glory? What do we learn about Jesus’s character in vs. 18-19? By what means are people given the power to overcome the enemy today? Why did Jesus say to rejoice over their names written in heaven rather than rejoicing that the spirits submitted to them? What did Jesus praise the Father for doing?  Why was the Father pleased…
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