JESUS RESOLUTELY SET OUT FOR JERUSALEM (Luke 9:51-62)

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JESUS RESOLUTELY SET OUT FOR JERUSALEM

Luke 9:51-62 (key verse: 9:51)

“As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for

Jerusalem.”

1. At this point in his ministry, what firm decision did Jesus make? (51) What must Jesus go

through before being taken up to heaven? (9:22,31,44)

2. How did Jesus prepare to go through Samaria? (52) Why did people not welcome him? (53;

Jn 4:9) How did James and John respond to the Samaritans’ rejection? (54) How did Jesus

correct them and why? (55; Eph 2:14) How did this effect Jesus’ journey? (56)

3. How did one man volunteer to follow Jesus? (57) What did Jesus want him to know about

the reality of following him? (58) How does Jesus’ own example tell us what mindset should

we have to follow Jesus?

4. How did Jesus initiate calling another man, and how did this man respond? (59) How did

Jesus emphasize the priority of proclaiming the kingdom? (60)

5. What conflict did still another volunteer have? (61) What happens when a man puts his hand

to the plow and looks back? (62) How did Jesus apply this to kingdom workers?

6. What do the three disciple candidates have in common? What does this teach us about the

cost of following Jesus and privilege of being Jesus’ disciple?