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Gospel of Luke 9:1-36

Paul J. Bucknell

Gospel of Luke

Joining His Ministry (Luke 9:1-10) | Feeding of 5000 (Luke 9:11-17)

Life of Denial (Luke 9:18-26) | The Glory of Christ (Luke 9:27-36)

What does the Lord expect from His disciples?

As Christ’s disciples, how should we think of Christ?

A Life of Denial

Luke 9:18-26

The Bible Text (Luke 9:18-26)

John the Baptist preaching“18 And it came about that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the multitudes say that I am?” 19 And they answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again.” 20 And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” 21 But He warned them, and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.” 23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 “For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. 25 “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26 “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:18-26) NASB.

An Introduction (Luke 9:18-26)

Luke has introduced and regularly mentioned John the Baptist. We first saw that John the Baptist would have a great ministry and then die. We find that the same would happen to Jesus. The point of its conclusion, however, is given here–the disciples of Jesus must also take up his cross and follow Christ. We follow Christ no matter even if our life must be forfeited.

The path of John the Baptist; the path of Jesus; the path of the followers of Jesus Christ

The Bible Study Questions (Luke 9:18-26)

• How would you describe the scene given to us in Luke 9:18?

• What question did Jesus ask His disciples in verse 18?

• How would you respond to such a question?

• How did they respond to Jesus’ question (Luke 9:19-20)?

• What is the meaning of Peter’s answer (Luke 9:20)?

• Why do you think that Jesus wanted to keep this quiet (Luke 9:20-22)?

• What did Jesus say would happen to Him (Luke 9:22)?

• Looking back, what He said makes sense. What do you think they thought He meant?

• How is what Jesus says in verse 24 connected to what was said in 23?

• What does it mean to ‘take up his cross (Luke 9:24)? How frequently? How shall we do that?

• What principle does Jesus state in Luke 9:24-25?

• How can a person be ashamed of Jesus or His words (Luke 9:26)?

• What does it practically mean that the Son of Man be ashamed of a person upon His return (Luke 9:26)?

• What do you think the disciples might have thought about Jesus’ words in verse 22 and 26?

“For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world,
and loses or forfeits himself?” (Luke 9:25).

The Application Questions (Luke 9:18-26)

• Who do you believe Jesus is? What you truly believe might be different than what you say. What you say will influence how you respond to Him and His words.

• What is your cross? Do you take it up daily? Share how you practically do that in your daily life.

• Many people including many evangelists do not tell people the implications of following Jesus? Why? What happens as a result? Would you say that most professing Christians know this? How do you handle it?

Biblical Foundations for Freedom - Resources on the Gospel of Luke

(Luke 1-3)

Luke Introduction pdf
Luke Teaching Outline pdf
Luke 1:26-38 Christmas Lights pdf
Luke 1:45-55 Christmas Prayer pdf
Luke 1:56-75 Notes pdf
Luke 1:57-80 John's Birth pdf
Luke 2:1-20 Jesus' Birth pdf
Luke 2:8-20 Good News pdf
Luke 3:1-38 Jesus & John pdf
Luke 3:21-38 Genealogy pdf

(Luke 4-9:36)

Luke 5:27-32 Needy pdf
Luke 5:33-35 Fasting Discipline pdf
Luke 5:36-39 New-Wineskins pdf
Luke 6:1-11 Sabbath pdf
Luke 6:11-19 Character & Calling pdf
Luke 7:1-10 Faith html
Luke 7:11-17 Widow & Son html
Luke 7:18-35 John the Baptist html
Luke 7:36-50 Two-debtors html
Luke 7:1-50 Faith pdf
Luke 8:22-25 Storm-Stilled pdf
Luke 8:26-39 Demoniac pdf
Luke 8:40-56 Power-Death pdf

Luke 9:1-36 Handout Questions pdf
Luke 9:1-10 Sending out Twelve html
Luke 9:11-17 Feeding of 5000 html
Luke 9:18-26 Life of Denial - Questions html
Luke 9:27-36 Glory of Christ html
Luke 9:37-48 Greatness pdf
Luke 9:45-55 Pride & Leadership pdf
Luke 9:57-62 Discipleship html | pdf | Questions html | pdf
Luke 9:57-10:2 Mission Ready html | pdf
Luke 10:1 Mission Involvement html
Luke 10:2a Mission Worldview html
Luke 10:2b Prayer & missions html
Luke 11:1-5 Content of Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-26 Participating in Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-28 Prayer Strategy pdf
Luke 11:5-13 Persistent in Prayer pdf

(Luke 12-19:27)

Luke 12:25-26 A Perspective on Worry html
Luke 13:1-5 Understanding Disasters html | pdf
Luke 13:18-19 Mustard Seed pdf
Luke 13:20-30 Leaven & Decisions pdf
Luke 13:31-35 Mission Growth pdf
Luke 14:1-14 Teaching html | pdf
Luke 14:15-35 Commitment html | pdf
Luke 15:1-2 Lost pdf
Luke 15:3-10 Lost Sheep pdf
Luke 15:11-32 Lost Son pdf
Luke 16:19-31 Lazarus pdf
Luke 17:11-19 Perfect Response pdf
Luke 18:1-34 Being Prepared pdf
Luke 18:1-8 Hopelessness html
Luke 18:9-14 Self-righteous html
Luke 18:15-17 Neglected html
Luke 18:18-27 False-Confidence html
Luke 18:28-30 Faithfulness html
Luke 18:31-34 Remember html
Luke 18:35-43 Blind Man pdf
Luke 19:1-10 Tax Collector pdf
Luke 19:11-27 Ten Minas pdf

LUKE 19:28-24)

Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday pdf
Luke 19:35-38 Entry html
Luke 19:41-44 Weep Lost pdf
Luke 19:45 20-47 Preach pdf
Luke 20:26-40 Eternity pdf
Luke 22:1-06 The-Plot html
Luke 22:1-30 Introduction html
Luke 22:7-13 The Preparation html
Luke 22:14-23 The Passover html
Luke 22:24-30 Leadership html
Luke 22:1-30 Lord's Supper pdf
Luke 22:29-36 Temptation pdf
Luke 22:31-65 Temptation Handout pdf
Luke 24:13-35 Questions pdf
Luke 24:13-53 Resurrection pdf

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