Messiah (discussion questions)

jesus-on-the-move-series-gfx_app-squareHere are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “Messiah,” 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 9:18-21.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What do people in society at large or in your relational sphere say about Jesus?
  2. We continue the series “Jesus on the Move” this week by looking at three brief but incredibly important verses. Before you begin this study, ask God to speak to you from His Word, and then read Luke 9:18-20 aloud.
  3. Background: This brief passage is one of the most significant moments in Jesus’ self-revelation and the disciples’ grasp of His identity. It comes after much teaching (6:17-49), many miracles (8:22-56; 9:10-17) and the sending out of the Twelve apostles (9:1-6), but before the transfiguration (9:28-36).
  4. This episode happens in the context of prayer. Why do you think that is important? Where else do you see prayer as important in Jesus’ ministry and life in Luke?
  5. Jesus asks His disciples who the crowds say that He is (9:18)? What sort of answers do they give (9:19)? Look at Luke 8:25 and 9:7-9 for background on the thinking of the crowd.
  6. Next, Jesus asks the disciples about their own view of Him (9:20). What do you think Jesus’ intention was in turning this question from the crowds to the disciples?
  7. Peter responds that Jesus is “God’s Messiah” (NIV) or “the Christ of God” (ESV) [the word christos is the Greek equivalent for the Hebrew word messiah]. What is significant about this response from Peter?
  8. If Jesus asked you the question, “who do you say that I am?” how would you respond?
  9. 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. 13           Luke 9:10-17; John 6:14-15
Feb. 14           John 6:25-40
Feb. 15           Luke 9:18-22; Matthew 16:13-20
Feb. 16           Luke 9:23-27; Mark 8:31-9:1
Feb. 17           2 Timothy 2:3-13

One thought on “Messiah (discussion questions)

  1. The LAW of God’s spirit was, is and shall always forever be the MESSIAH. Listen O’ISRAEL, You shall love the Lord your God with all your 1. HEART 2.SOUL 3.MIND 4.STRENGTH. The Spirit of God that hovered over the waters.The 4 Branches of the Eden river. The 4 winds of heaven. The pattern shown to Mosses on the mountain reflected in all the furnishings of the temple. The 4 horns of the Alter. The 4 priests that carry the covenant box. The 4 locations of the tribes of Israel around the sanctuary in the wilderness. The 4 cherubs that depart God’s spirit from the Temple in Jerusalem to mount Olives and Continued their journey towards the ends of the earth in mystery namely JESUS CHRIST YESHUA through the 4 books of the Gospel representing the LAW of God’s spirit untill we the gentiles shall come to a complete unity of FAITH in the knowledge of the revelation of Jesus Christ Yeshua according to the eternal commandment and be the Glory of God’s spirit from the ends of the earth in the islands of the sea back to JERUSALEM where he belongs. In the name of the glory of the Law of God’s spirit from the ends of the earth back to JERUSALEM I declare that May God write his LAW in our hearts and minds and may the islands receive his LAW and glorify the name of the Lord God of Israel in the islands of the sea and be the glory of God’s spirit, the eternal Commandment, the TORAH from the ends of the earth in the islands of the sea back to JERUSALEM. (John Waki) BEHOLD YOUR SON, BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER, BEHOLD ISRAEL.

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