Just Discipleship Part 2: Jesus Began

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Scripture: Luke 3:20-38

Theme: Just Discipleship acknowledges the past but finds a new beginning through the new humanity that is defined by, revealed in and made possible through Jesus who looks just like his Father.

 

1. What stirs your heart most about the theme?

 

2. What are one or two strengths or gifts that you inherited and learned from your family?

 

3. What do you admire about Jesus’ way of being human?

 

4. Why is it essential for growth in “just discipleship to be open about our weaknesses and struggles?

 

5. What makes it difficult to talk about our weaknesses and struggles with others?

 

6. What are one or two of your inherited weaknesses or struggles from your family?

 

7. Why is it a hope-filled message that Jesus also had a messed up genealogy?

 

8. If “Jesus began” in Luke 3:23, what do you need him to “begin” in you in 2019?

 

9. How can we pray?

 Just Discipleship Study Challenge:

 

These instructions can also be found at stillnaz.com/sermon blog.

 

Choose a time and place to be quiet for 10 minutes.

 

First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.

Second, thank God for 2 specific things.

Third, invite Christ to speak to you through the reading of the passage by asking these 3 questions.

 

As you read the scripture passage, ask these three questions:

 

1. How does Jesus respond to conflict and to the needs of others?

 

2.   How do the responses of the people challenge me in my response to Jesus?

 

3.   How can I pray based off this passage?

 

Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.

 

Week 2 (January 20)

Monday: Luke 3:21-4:15

Tuesday: Luke 4:16-44

Wednesday: Luke 5:1-39

Thursday: Luke 6:1-19

Friday: Luke 6:20-49

 

God, I commit to being a disciple, someone who learns to become like you in order to bring your justice to this world. As you faced conflict and need, help me respond with grace-filled wisdom to conflict and need in my life. As the disciples left everything to follow you, I will too.