Before Session Two


Read Luke 13-24 several times this week



What is the main focus of Jesus’ teaching in chapter 13 and 14 of Luke’s gospel?


Divide each chapter into paragraphs and think about the specific teaching in each one.


How do they link together?


What is the progression of thought?


Give a theme to each chapter using a verse or verses from the text.



In Luke 14 Jesus calls us to ‘count the cost’ - what do you understand from the examples He uses in Luke 14:25-33?


How do these examples relate to verses 34-35?



Have you made the choices Jesus has called you to make?


What changes have you seen in your life since you made those choices?

Before Session Three



Read Luke 15 - 17 several times this week



There are six parables recorded in these chapters;


How could you divide them and what is their relationship to each other?



What is the emphasis of chapter 15?


How does this continue Jesus’ teaching from the previous chapters?



Choose one of the parables of chapter 15 and describe what difference knowing this makes to your life.



What do you understand from Jesus’ teaching in Luke 16:1-13 ?

Before Session Four



Read Luke 12-17 several times this week


Make a list of the stories or incidents in these chapters, and of its lesson for us. 



Have you ever felt that someone was using you?


How did that make you feel.


How can you learn to recognise when this is happening and what will you do when you do see it?



From Luke 16:14–31: 


1. How would you explain Jesus teaching here about the Law?


What example does He use to make His point?


2. What are the main points in Jesus’ discussion of the rich man and Lazarus?

Before Session Five



Read Luke 17 and 18 several times this week



List the “functions of faith” identified in Luke 17:11–18:17. 


How does each function work in the passage?


List ways that each function or principle might apply to a believers experience today.


What do you understand from Jesus statement in Luke 17:20-21


Why does Jesus use the illustrations of Noah and Lot ?


What point is He making?


Who is He primarily addressing?


What do you understand from His statement in Luke 17:34-36 ?



What are the similarities between the days of Noah and Lot and ours?


What are we, as believers, to be concentrating on in our day?

Before Session Six



Scan Luke 18:18–19:10 and identify the major individuals described there. 


What is the object of each person’s faith? 


How does it affect his life and choices?


How has the fact that the object of your faith is the Lord Jesus affected your life choices? Be specific


What is the role of faith in the Christian life? 


What is the cost of faith in Christ?


What is the cost of discipleship? 


Is there a difference?

Before Session Seven

Read Luke 18-20 several times this week

Think about the life of Zaccheus. 


What do you suppose he became 10 years after his conversion? 


How will you be different 10 years from now?

Complete the following sentence -


    ‘I wish I could have more faith so.…’


If a person were to ask you this question what would be your answer?

Write a brief devotional based on Luke 19:11–28. 

Before Session Eight

Read Luke 19:11-21:4 several times this week

Jesus told two parables in this section: 


Luke 19:12-27 and Luke 20:9-16

Why did he tell these two parables and to whom do they relate?


Do the people understand the meaning?


Do you?

Why do people reject Jesus? 


Think about the nature and motive of that rejection


What will that rejection cost?

Why do believers hold back, and refuse to commit themselves to Him?


Is there a cost to that lack of commitment?

What do you think God wants from you?



Before Session Nine

Read Luke 21 every day this week


Note the questions asked by the disciples and Jesus answers to them.


Read Matthew 24


Does Matthew record the same questions?


What about the answers?


Go through Luke 21 and Matthew 24 nothing the time references and the sentences that begin:


When, Before, After, During…..


Try to put together a time line of events in Luke 21  


Ask: Has this event already happened, is it still happening or is it future?


Who is Jesus referring to?


What is His instruction to those who hear Him?

Do you think any of Luke 21 applies to the Church or to you?

Before Session Ten

Read Luke 22 every day this week


Divide the chapter into paragraphs and list everything that you learn about Jesus from each one.


List the disciples mentioned by name - what do you learn about them specifically in this chapter?


What about the rest of the disciples? How are they described?

Compare this chapter with John 13 - 


What information does John give us of this last meal that Luke has not included?

What are the main events in the chapter?


What is your overriding impression regarding the Lord Jesus in Luke 22?


How would you describe His character and His mindset?


Have you considered that this Jesus is dwelling in you by His Spirit?


How does that affect your mindset?

Before Session Eleven


Read Luke 23 every day for a week


Watch the flow of events - do not rush through this.



Who were the main characters in this chapter?  How would you describe them? 


What is their attitude to Jesus?


Why do they do what they do?


Again do not rush through…..



What does Luke record of Jesus words?


To whom does He speak?



What do you learn about Jesus?


Anything you have not noticed before in this account?


Notice all the different responses to Jesus death…….


Can you relate these responses to those you know? To the society in which you live?



Knowing that Jesus suffered all of this ‘for you’ what is your response ?

Before Session 12




Read through Luke 22-24 several times this week


List the various encounters that people have with the Lord Jesus


Describe the encounters



What do you notice about the understanding of the disciples?


How does Jesus give them full understanding?




Finally, what is the most important thing you have learned through this study?


Has Jesus given you full understanding of His purpose and plan?



Do you understand your purpose in that plan?