Gospel of Luke 18:1-34

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Gospel of Luke
Paul J. Bucknell

Handling Hopelessness (Luke 18:1-8) | Facing Self-righteousness (Luke 18:9-14) | Caring for the Neglected (Luke 18:15-17)

False Confidence (Luke 18:18-27) | The Reward of Faithfulness (Luke 18:28-30) | Lesson to Remember (Luke 18:31-34)

Personal preparations that make an eternal difference!

What kind of preparations did the disciples need to face the sufferings of Christ?

How can we get ready now for what we yet need to face in the future?
An Introduction to the Gospel of Luke 18:1-34.

A Lesson to Remember

And on the third day he will rise again.

Luke 18:31-34

The Bible Text (Luke 18:31-34)

And He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32 For He will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.”34 And they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said (Luke 18:31-34, NASB).

An Introduction (Luke 18:1-8)

Luke placed this passage after His disciples' open declaration to follow Jesus, “We have left our own homes and followed You” (18:30). We do not know if it happened in time this way, but the two, back-to-back, highlighted Jesus’ care for His disciples. The disciples were still living for their signficant ministry. They were sure they made the right choice! They, however, had not come to terms with broken dreams-–no Jesus.

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The Bible Study Questions (Luke 18:1-8)

• How did Jesus change the way He was ministering in Luke 18:31?

• What is it that Jesus told the disciples in 31-33? You can answer these by carefully going through the passage or follow the questions below.

• Where were Jesus and the disciples going to go? What would be there normal expectations of going there?

• The prophets in the Old Testament made many predictions about Jesus. How many would come true? Name three.

• What does it mean to "rise in three days?" Where in the Old Testament does it state this?

• Who was Jesus going to be turned over to? How?

• Name the five ways Luke18:32-33 describes how Jesus would be treated.

• What would happen after Jesus was killed (Luke 18:33)? What does that mean?

• Did the disciples understand these things (Luke18:34)? How many ways did Luke state this in this verse?

• Why might they have not understood these things that were so clearly announded to them?

“All things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished” (Luke 18:31).

The Application Questions

• How well do you know the scriptures? The disciples seem not to be as acquainted with them as they should be. Get on a program of reading the Bible at least once a year.

• Something else, though, was the problem with their understanding. Jesus told them, but they could not comprehend it. “They did not get it.” Perhaps it is because what they hoped to gain by following Christ was so astronomically different than what Jesus was saying. Joining Him in His glory was one thing but following Him to the cross was another. If a great persecution came up against Christians because of their unwillingness to join the world in their tolerance of sin, are you prepared to give up your possessions for the sake of Christ? Your life? Discuss.

A Summary (Luke 18:1-34)

By taking a look at the 18th chapter of Luke, we would almost have to conclude that Jesus was speaking in a veiled way to His disciples. Is it possible that Jesus was suggesting that they would meet up with hopeless situations where they would be tempted to give up praying? Indeed they would.

Don't forget!Were the disciples so convinced of their commitment and zeal that they thought that they were okay? Were they, perhaps, those who had exalted themselves rather than humbling following Christ? From the way they speak and later betray Jesus, it is all to clear that their understanding was too shallow and would not stand the shaking it would soon receive when Christ would be killed and they being left alone.

How ready are we for what the Lord has appointed for our lives? Is our commitment to Christ so sealed that no storm or threat could shake it? One step for us is to decidely live for tomorrow (eternity). But this is not enough. We need to commit to living for Christ no matter what.

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 {See NT Library for more}
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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