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?

Joining the Lord in His Ministry

Sending out of the Twelve Disciples

Luke 9:1-10

The Bible Text (Luke 9:1-10)

Jesus sends out the twelve disciples Luke 9:1-10“And He (Jesus) called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases. 2 And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing. 3 And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece. 4 “And whatever house you enter, stay there, and take your leave from there. 5 And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them. 6 And departing, they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead, 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others, that one of the prophets of old had risen again. 9 And Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Him. 10 And when the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. And taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida.” (Luke 7:1-10) NASB.

An Introduction (Luke 7:1-10)

This calling to join Jesus in His ministry is the most unusual thing that Jesus perhaps did except for His death on the cross. It goes against all worldly sense that one so perfect and powerful would share His ministry with those so imperfect, frail and susceptible to temptation. It forces us to think what Jesus really expects of us.

The Bible Study Questions (Luke 7:1-10)

• After Jesus called the twelve disciples together, what did He do (Luke 9:1)?

• How does one pass power for healing or exorcism on to others?

• Are the two areas, demons and healing, related to each other? If so, how?

• What did Jesus charge His disciples to do (Luke 9:2)?

• List all the special instructions that Jesus gives to these disciples (Luke 9:2-5).

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• Explain why each instruction is important to the best of your ability. Use a Bible dictionary if needed.

• Healing people is straightforward, but what does it mean to proclaim the kingdom of God?

• What was the result of this ministry (Luke 9:6)?

• Why do you think that Luke recorded Herod’s response in Luke 9:7-9?

• What did Jesus do after the disciples returned (Luke 9:10)?

• What word did Jesus use to describe the disciples (Luke 9:10)? What does it mean?

“And departing, they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere” (Luke 9:6).

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The Application Questions

Mulitplication Luke 9 Sends out the twelve=> Multiplication of our lives and ministries

• How does the diagram on the right illustrate what Jesus did?

• What are the implications of this teaching in our own lives and ministries?

• How can we multiply our ministry?

• Do you ever review how others are doing (including family members, etc.)?

=> Extension of God’s ministry

• What does God want to do through your lives?

• Has His power and authority been given to you? In what way has it or has it not?

• What does it personally mean to you that Christ shares His ministry with you?


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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