Wait For Your Master - Luke 12:35-48 * Thurs. 3-29-18

WAIT FOR YOUR MASTER

Luke 12:35-48

 

I.      Be Watchful (vs. 35-38)

a. What are burning lamps and girded (belted) waist representing in this passage? ______________________________________________________

b. How closely are the servants told to watch for their returning master? ________________________________________________________________

c. For the servants who are prepared, watching, and open to the master immediately what is their reward? _____________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

d. Does the master’s expectations wane because His coming is later at night or even very early in the morning? ________________________

II.              Coming When You Do Not Expect (vs. 39-44)

a. Verse 39 reverses the role of who is watchful to the master.  What happens when the master is watchful? __________________________

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b. Jesus openly states the purpose of this parable in verse 40.  What is it? _________________________________________________________________   

c. What is Peter’s question in verse 41 and what are the implications? _____________________________________________________________________ 

d. How does Jesus answer Peter’s question and what does He mean? _ ____________________________________________________________________

 

III.            But Those Who Don’t Prepare… (vs. 45-48)

a. Verse 45 presents a contrast to the previous scenario.  Who is described now? ________________________________________________________

b. What behaviors describe this person who is not looking for his master’s return?  ______________________________________________________

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c. There is a change in the reference to time well prior it was an hour you don’t expect what is the time reference here? _________________

d. What is the character of one who will obey in the master’s presence but does his own thing when the master is away? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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e. What is the outcome for the “unprepared” servant? ______________________________________________________________________________________

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f. What does this passage teach about the penalty for willful versus ignorant sin? __________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________      IV.   HeApplication:  The contrast is clear that only the watchful obedient servants are served by the Master.  The fakers fall away over time and God knows. Which are you? ________________________________________________________________________________________

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