StoneBridge Community Church
Journey to Jerusalem: "Jesus Set His Face" Luke 9:51-62
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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The Text in Context, Part 1

"'... and they went and entered a Samaritan village to prepare for him. But the people there did not welcome him, because he was set on going to Jerusalem' (Luke 9:52-53). Given the animosity between Jews and Samaritans (see 10:25-37), it is not surprising that the Samaritans refuse to show hospitality to the traveling prophet, Jesus, and his followers. The disciples, James and John, offer an immediate remedy that they believe has..."  Click link to read more.

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The Text in Context, Part 2

"... the disciples... impulsively ask if they should 'command fire' to destroy (the Samaritans) — as if they could even do that! An unknown copier of Luke’s gospel even adds 'as Elijah did,' referring to..." Click link to read more.

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SERMON OUTLINE:

I. Jesus Set His Face

II. Who will follow Jesus?
- The Samaritans
- James and John
- "Would-Be Followers of Jesus"

III. Where is Jesus calling you to follow him?
NEXT STEPS:

1. Pray over how Jesus may be calling you to follow him.

2. Discern with people you trust where Jesus may be calling you.

3. Take steps to follow him.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. Were you familiar with the phrase "Jesus set his face towards Jerusalem" before this study of Luke? What do you think this phrase means?

2. Why do you think the Samaritans said no to Jesus?

3. Why do you think James and John are so eager to harm the Samaritans? Do you think Jesus' followers today are similar to them? Why or why not?

4. In verses 9:57-62, Jesus rebuts multiple "would-be followers." Why does Jesus dissuade them?

5. How do do you determine God's call on your life?

6. Where might Jesus be calling you to share the hope he proclaims regarding God's Kingdom entering into the world?

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