Lesson 225 (Luke Chapter 13)

"If Ye Have Faith in a Grain of Mustard Seed..."

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LUKE CHAPTER 13

Jesus calls the people to repent

1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 and if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.Jesus heals the handicapped woman10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.Jesus teaches about entering the Kingdom22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25  When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26 then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.Jesus grieves over Jerusalem31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 33 Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! 35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Lesson No. 225            “If Ye Have Faith in a Grain of Mustard Seed”

Luke Chapter 13                                                           10/26/2014

1) Jesus was presented with a question that bothers us today, about folks met with tragedy believing the reason for it was their sin.  What did Jesus say about this?  (Hint: verses 1-5)

2) Jesus then goes on to show how He is a forgiving God and a God of many 'chances' in verses 6 through 9.

3) How did the Jewish leaders in the synagogue react to Jesus healing the hunch back woman, and what was His response?  (Verses 11-16)   Did they get it?  (Hint: verse 17)

4) Jesus continues His teaching of the kingdom of God with two descriptions- a mustard seed and yeast; what in the heck do these earthly things represent in the kingdom of God?  (Hint: verses 18-21)

5) After listening to Jesus, finally someone says to him in verse 23, who then can get in to heaven or are their many that get in?  What was His response?  (Hint- verses 24-30)  This is shocking to many folks because we have to STRIVE to get in!

6) Then a Pharisee came to Jesus in verse 31 to tell Him to leave quickly because Herod is trying to kill him!  Why do you suppose a member of the group that was trying to get rid of Jesus appears to warn Him of danger?

7) What was His response in verses 32 and 33 in reference to?  Jesus knows that He must die in Jerusalem.  Note that every detail of Jesus' ministry was well planned out  by the Father, orchestrated  by the Holy Spirit, and executed by Jesus.

8) Jesus then goes on to show His heart, His love for the 'City o David' and her people in verse 34.  Why don't we just let Him 'gather' us...all of our hearts too!

9) Jesus concludes Chapter 13 with a prophetic word in verse 35; what does this mean?

 

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