The Training of Our Faith

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?

The Glory of Christ Revealed

Bible Study Questions

Luke 9:27-36

The Bible Text (Luke 9:27-36)

27 “But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.” 28 And some eight days after these sayings, it came about that He took along Peter and John and James, and went up to the mountain to pray. 29 And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming. 30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, 31 who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. 33 And it came about, as these were parting from Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah”--not realizing what he was saying. 34 And while he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and reported to no one in those days any of the things which they had seen." (Luke 9:27-36) NASB.

An Introduction (Luke 9:27-36)

Truth can have the problem of misguiding a person if a person’s knowledge is too limited. This passage is placed here to help Christ’s disciples to know that though Jesus would die, it is not by any means the end of the story. It is only part of the planned-out story. Jesus’ death ushers Him into the most marvelous and glorious aspect of His ministry–His great kingdom. Again, our understanding of who Christ and His mission greatly influences our lives and how we serve Him.

This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him! Luke 9:35; Luke 3:22

The Bible Study Questions (Luke 9:27-36)

• How is Luke 9:27 connected to verse 26?

• How is Luke 9:28 connected ot verse 27?

• Explain generally what happened in verses 28-31?

• Why were Moses and Elijah speaking to Jesus rather than others (Luke 9:30)?

• What was Jesus, Moses and Elijah’s conversation about (Luke 9:31)?

• What did the disciples say once they had woken up (Luke 9:32-33)?

• Why do you think Luke included the section about the disciples’ response to all this?

• What happened next (Luke 9:34-36)?

• What did the voice say about Christ in Luke 9:35? How does this differ from Luke 3:22?

“And a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
“This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” (Luke 9:35).

The Application Questions Luke 9:27-36

• What is the kingdom of God? Do you sense the King and His kingdom’s glory? Should you? If so, how?

• What a person believes about Jesus is crucial. What do you believe? How is that relevant to your daily life?

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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