Lord, Increase Our Faith, Luke 17:5-10 (Nov 29, 2018)

                                        “Lord, Increase Our Faith”

Luke 17: 5-10

 

I. Faith as a Mustard Seed (vs. 5-6)

 

a. Who specifically requests the Lord to increase their faith? ____________________ _____________________________________________________________________

b. Why do you think Jesus uses the example of a mustard seed (which is very small)

and not a grain of sand or speck of dust? ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

c. Is this passage to understood as ‘if you have faith’ or is the second part as a mustard

seed needed to complete the thought? _______________________________________

_________________________________________________________(see Rom. 12:3)

d. Describe what was around Jesus as He instructs His disciples? __________________ _______________________________________________________________________

e. Is Jesus advocating for His disciples to begin commanding the trees to uproot

themselves and be planted in the sea? _______________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

f. As our faith grows what are God’s people capable of through Christ? _______________________________________________________________________

g. In Mathew 17:20 Jesus again uses the example of faith like a mustard seed. What

does He state we can command in this passage? _______________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

h. Can we uproot trees and replant them or displace mountains without faith? _______________________________________________________________________

 

     II. We are Unprofitable Servants (vs. 7-10)

 

           a. In verse 7 Jesus asks a question about a servant and a master…which serves the other?   

           _________________________________________________________________________

           b. Is Jesus being harsh or merely pointing out the natural order of things?

           _________________________________________________________________________

           c. Is the servant care for? ____________________________________________________

           When? ___________________________________________________________________

           d. Does the master laud praise upon the servant for just doing his “job?”

           _________________________________________________________________________

           e. Jesus then turns this toward the apostles in verse 10...when we as His servants have

           done all we have been commanded in what can we boast?

           _________________________________________________________________________

           f. When we have done just what He commanded how are we to describe ourselves?

           _________________________________________________________________________


      III. Application: As followers of Christ what differentiates between “unprofitable servants”

       and “good and faithful servants (Mt 25:21)? _______________________________________

       ___________________________________________________________________________

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