SON OF MAN, SON OF DAVID
Key Verse: 18:31
“Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.’”
- Read verses 31-33. To whom was Jesus speaking? In predicting his death for the third time, what new emphasis did Jesus give (9:22,44; 24:44)? What did he want them to know about “the Son of Man”?
- What would happen to Jesus (32-33)? Why did he have to suffer and die this way (Isa 53:4,5; 1Pe 2:24)? Why rise again (Ac 2:23-34; 1Pe 1:3,4)? How did the Twelve respond, and when and how would they understand (34; 24:45)?
- As Jesus approached Jericho, who was there and what did he do (35-38)? When rebuked, why did he keep crying out (39)? What did he believe about Jesus? What does the title, “the Son of David” teach about Jesus (2Sa 7:12-13; Ac 13:22)?
- How did Jesus respond (40-41a)? What was the blind man’s clear request (41b)? How did Jesus bless him (42-43a)? What did the man and the crowd do (43b)? What does this event teach us about who Jesus is, and his character (Isa 42:3,6-7)?