Fear Not – Luke 12:1-12 CG Curriculum
The Book of Luke
Jesus turns his attention to the disciples in 12:1-12, as they deal with the huge crowds pressing around them. Their press raises an issue that becomes a temptation to the disciples: hypocrisy. An effort to maintain popularity easily leads to hypocrisy. Jesus warns them not to follow the example of the Pharisees, whose record Luke has just noted (11:37-52)
Written By: Luke, a Gentile physician and missionary companion of Paul
Primary Audience: Addressed to Theophilus, but intended for all believers
Date: Between AD 60 and 80
Theme: Luke presents Jesus as the Messiah and Lord whose life, death and resurrection make salvation available to all people everywhere.
Context of Luke Chapter 12
Bock, Darrell L. Luke: The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text–to Contemporary Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1996.
READ, DISCUSS & EXAMINE
What is going on in the passage?
What are the circumstances that Luke is addressing in these passages?
Does the writer mention anything that might indicate his purpose or intent?
How does Luke want the people in the passage to respond?
When it comes to these passages what does Luke want us to understand when looking at these passages?
After reading these verses apply then to you and the group
What does God want us to take away from these passages?
How will we live differently and be different today because of what we have studied in these passages?
What in our lives need to change in light of the Truth of God’s Word?
Pray through the passage and your application, asking God to change your heart and to change your life.Based on the time you’ve spent together in God’s Word.