Read Luke 12:1-13:35 (Journey to Jerusalem – Part Two)
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- What verse or verses stand out to you, touch you? Why?
- In verse 12:5, it states that we should only fear God. Then, in verse 12:10, it states that “who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Here, in the United States, we are lucky to not have to fear dying for our beliefs. If you did not live in such a faith tolerant society, could you defend God and the Holy Spirit even under persecution and/or fear of death? Knowing verses 12:5 and 12:10, could you take a stand for your beliefs? (12:1-12)
- “Take care to guard against all greed for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” (12:15) How wealthy are you in the eyes of our Lord? (12:13-21)
- By eliminating our worldly concerns and replacing it with what matters to God, we will prepare ourselves for Heaven. Where does your treasure lie? Do you need to move your treasure? (12:22-34)
- Do you see how faith/religion can cause division within a family? Within our society?(12:49-53)
- Bad can happen to good people too. Are you prepared in case today is your last? (13:1-9)
- “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” (13:24) How strong is your spirit? Do you think you will be able to enter Heaven? If not, how can you strengthen your spirit now to prepare? (13:22-30)
Additional Questions found in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – Gospel of Luke