Signs – Luke 11:14-32 CG Curriculum
Before Jesus went to the cross he dealt with acceptance and hostile accusations. In Luke 11:14-33, Luke points out the three ways that Jesus responds to his accusers.
READ & DISCUSS
Read 2 Luke 11:14-17a
The two initial accusations are: 1) Jesus is demonic himself and that is why he has authority and 2) Those that are unconvinced by what they have seen.
Was there ever a moment when you thought Jesus was not good or have you had a moment when you were not convinced that He is Lord? What changed your heart?
Have you ever been in a social altercation about Jesus and the conversation became heated? How did you respond?
What stuck out to you the most in how Jesus dealt with the hostile accusation?
Read Luke 11:17b-23 Jesus Responds To The Hostile
In these verses Jesus was combating self-reliance and heritage. The attempt to clean up one’s life without any sort of dependence on God, the Creator, is to invited disaster and to say that you are a Christian because your parents drug you to church is inaccurate according to what Jesus is sharing. Jesus is says, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
How counter cultural is it to do what Jesus is talking about in this passage and according to Ephesians 1:13-14 what helps us with this?
Read Luke 11:24-28 Jesus Responds To The Neutral
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Read Ephesians 1:13-14
We often ask for a sign and are upset when Jesus doesn’t deliver. Jesus is ultimately saying that if you are not convinced by my death and resurrection you will never be convinced. Discuss why there is no more evidence needed other than the resurrection to be convince.
Read Luke 11:29-32 The Dissatisfied And Unconvinced
Close in prayer and ask God to bring a hunger to know him more deeply according to His Word. Ask God to give you the knowledge necessary to combat, in love, those who do not know Jesus as Lord.