Waiting Ready – Luke 12:35-48 CG Curriculum
The Book of Luke
The teaching about the end times in Luke does not entail a detailed description of what will occur but a secure conviction that the Son of Man will return in judgment. This knowledge should motivate Christians to be faithful servants or stewards; to do what God has commanded them to do, and to use their talents and resources effectively. Thus Luke placed Jesus’ teaching about the end times right next to his teaching about the wise use of possessions. Good stewardship should grow out of a person’s relationship with Christ, a fervent desire to obey him, and the knowledge that God will hold people accountable. Don’t let the various theories and debates about the end times distract you from the ultimate significance of Christ’s return. Jesus will return and will hold everyone accountable. You can be ready for his return by living in obedience to his commands.
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
Barton, Bruce B., Grant R. Osborne, David Veerman, and Linda Chaffee Taylor. Luke: Life Application Bible Commentary. Seoul: Scripture Union, 2003. Print.
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?
Through Luke’s writing, how does Jesus 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.