THE SON OF MAN WILL BE THE SIGN TO THIS GENERATION (Luke 11:29-54)

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THE SON OF MAN WILL BE THE SIGN TO THIS GENERATION

Luke 11:29-54 (key verse: 11:30)

“For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.”

 

  1. How did Jesus respond to those who asked for a sign from heaven? (16; 29) Read verse 30. How was Jonah a sign to the Ninevites? In what respect was the Son of Man to be a sign to the wicked generation? (Mt 12:40)
  2. Who is Jesus, compared to Solomon and to Jonah? (31-32) Why would the testimony of the Queen of the South and the men of Nineveh condemn that generation? In light of this, how should we respond to Jesus?
  3. Read verses 33-36. (Mt 6:22,23) What is the purpose of a lamp? What does it mean that the eye is the lamp of the body? How does one’s world view make a difference? Why were the religious leaders in spiritual darkness? How could they have a light? How can we?
  4. How did Jesus shock the Pharisee who invited him to dinner? (37-38) Read verses 39-41. What makes the inside of a cup dirty? How can the cup be made clean? Read verse 42. What is more important than cleaning the outside of the cup and keeping religious rules?
  5. Read verses 43-54. What were the attitude and goals of the Pharisees? How were they like unmarked graves? (44-45) Why are religious leaders responsible for the godlessness, injustice, and corruption of society? (46-54) (Gen 4:8; 2Ch 24:20-22)