Jesus the Philosopher: Answers for Life
Luke 10:17-24, October 7 & 10, 2021
Group Discussion: What brings some measure of joy in your life these days?
Read out loud: Luke 10:17-24
Following Jesus means:
#1. Authority is for influence.
“…He resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem;”
Jesus made sure His disciples knew He was fully committed and would always be remembered for fulfilling His Father’s assignment of dying on the cross and paying for the sins of the world in Jerusalem.
How would you like to be remembered? The fruit of the Spirit is, love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control. Over which one of those qualities do you want to gain mastery? How would you like to be remembered for using it in: your work, your family, your church?
#2. Connection is for celebration.
“…rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” Who’s in your family that you remember for having a quality you admire? Are you connected to someone you’re discipling, building, helping, serving? What are you trying to impress on them or explicitly teach them?
#3. Discipleship is for wisdom.
“I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.” What’s an area where you feel you’re gaining small or large bits of wisdom? Are you a person that gains wisdom through reading or by hands on activity?
Family Time: Ask your kids what brings happiness or joy in their lives. Read Luke 10:20b. Ask, “How can we show joy to Jesus for being in the heaven club?”