StoneBridge Community Church
Journey to Jerusalem: "O Jerusalem" - Luke 13:31-35
Associate Pastor Jonathan Lusche
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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

"Luke 13:31-33 reports the visit of some Pharisees who warned Jesus of Herod’s death threat against Him; and, we have our Lord’s response, which shows His fearless commitment to the will of God. We don’t know the Pharisees’ motives for warning Jesus, but given their hostility toward Him, perhaps they wanted to use Herod’s threat to..."  Click link to read more.

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1. Jerusalem, a city...
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... of unmet potential.

7 Hebrew Holidays Celebrated in Jerusalem

Pastor Jonathan made reference to the seven Hebrew holidays that would have had elevated celebrations in Jerusalem. Learn more about each one, here.

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2. Jerusalem, a city...
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... to lament.
3. Jerusalem, a city...
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...worthy of justice, grace & hope.
NEXT STEPS:
1. Prayerfully consider what your unmet potential may be and/or ask someone close to you what untapped potential they may see in you.

2. How do you feel about your unmet potential? Make a list of your feeling(s) and prayerfully consider them.

3. As it relates to the topics of untapped potential and how you feel about them, do you desire God’s justice or grace and hope?
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. Luke 13:31-35 describes Jesus lamenting over Jerusalem and expressing a desire to gather its people together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. What is the significance of this imagery? What might Jesus be conveying about his relationship with the people of Jerusalem?

2. Reflecting on Jesus' statement, "How often I have desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing," what does this reveal about humanity's free will and God's longing for relationship with humanity?

3. In Luke 13:31-35, Jesus mentions prophets being killed in Jerusalem and implies his own impending death. How does the past and future persecution of prophets shape our understanding of Jesus’ mission?

4. The passage ends with Jesus expressing his longing to see Jerusalem embrace God's protection and guidance yet acknowledging the obstacles that prevent this. How might this tension between divine desire and human resistance resonate with contemporary issues of faith and social transformation?

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