Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Luke 13:31-35
Jesus is approached by some Pharisees who had a feigned concern for his safety. However, he not only doesn’t let their caution interrupt his journey to Jerusalem, he pursues his mission with confidence, conviction and compassion. Do you possess these same qualities? In what are you confident? Do you share Jesus’ conviction? Is his compassion found in your life? In the end, we need more than Jesus’ good example to imitate. We need him to live for us, in our place, the life that none of us could live. Only then does his example truly matter to us.
Jesus very clearly sees no need to be concerned about potential threats from Herod. He is confident that he will continue his ministry of healing and casting out demons until he completes his mission in Jerusalem. Do you have confidence that God is working in and through you to accomplish his purposes in your life? Why? Why not?
- Read Philippians 1:6. How might that affect your confidence that God is at work in your life?
- Read Jeremiah 19:10-11. What does this reveal about the goodness and sovereignty of God?
Jesus knows that he has come to die for the sin of humanity in Jerusalem. He has a strong conviction that he must die so we can have life. Do you have the conviction that you must die to self to have new life in Christ or do you see it more as an option?
- Read Luke 9:23-24. Does Jesus present it as an option or a conviction?
Jesus reveals his heart of compassion for Jerusalem (representing all of Israel) He grieves over their rejection of God’s gracious provision. What mother-like qualities does he allude to in this passage?
Are you willing to so yearn for the welfare of others that you allow their refusal to accept God’s love to break your heart?
- The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.
Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Terrell Glenn (tglenn@StAndrews.Church).