Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “Sending,” from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church. This is part of our series, “Jesus on the Move.” The text for this week are from Luke 9:1-6, 57-62; 10:1-24.
- When did you really become a follower of Jesus in your life? What was the decisive moment for you? If it hasn’t happened yet, what has lead you to this point?
- As we continue the series “Jesus on the Move” this week, we will study three stories from Luke 9 and 10. Before you begin this study, ask God to speak to you from His Word. Then, whether you are alone or with a group, read Luke 9:1-6 and 10:1-24 aloud.
- These two episodes parallel one another. At a purely observational level, what is different about these two different stories of sending?
- In Luke 9:1-2 & 9:6, what do you notice about Jesus’ commissioning of the Twelve apostles and their fulfillment of that mission? Now compare what is similar or different about the commissioning of the 72 in Luke 10:1-3, 8, & 17.
- Jesus calls the disciples to have a lean ministry as they go out (see 9:3-4; 10:4-7). Why do you think Jesus instructed His disciples in this way?
- Now, turn to the third episode in Luke 9:57-62 and read it aloud. What is the key issue for the first of these three potential followers of Jesus (9:57-58)?
- What is the significant issue for the second follower (9:59-60)? What would you say is the meaning of Jesus’ response to this follower?
- The third potential follower encounters Jesus in 9:61-62. What is his key issue and what is Jesus addressing with him?
- Which of these three potential followers do you most relate to and why? What is one way Jesus’ words about following Him apply to you today?
- What is one thing that God is speaking to you personally through this study? If you’re on your own, take some time to write it down and share it with someone later. If you are with a small group, share it with one another.
Daily Reading Plan
To encourage us together in our growth with God, we are arranging a weekday reading plan through this entire series with the Gospel of Luke. As you read each day, ask God to speak to you from His word.
Follow along with the reading plan below, through the Eastbrook app, or on social media.
Feb. 6 Luke 9:1-9; Mark 6:7-13
Feb. 7 Luke 10:1-16; Matthew 11:20-24
Feb. 8 Luke 10:17-24; Isaiah 14:12-15
Feb. 9 Luke 9:57-62
Feb. 10 Luke 14:25-33