No Greater Prophet - Luke 7:24-35 * Thurs. 6-29-17

…NO GREATER PROPHET

Luke 7:24-35

 

I.                John the Baptist (vs. 24-26)

a. What prompts Jesus to begin speaking about John the Baptist to the multitudes? (vs. 18-23) ______________________________________ *Where is John as Jesus is talking about him? _______________________________________________________________________________

b. Jesus asks three rhetorical questions, “what did you go out to see…?”  What about these questions shows us He already knew the answers to His own questions? _____________________________________________

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c. What do you suppose the “reed shaken by the wind” is a reference to?            

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d. What was the reference to “soft garments” a reference to? ____________________________________

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e. How does Jesus offer of “a prophet” show that John was that and so much more? _______________________________________________________________________________

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f.  Is it fair to state John was not a man pleaser, self-indulgent, or seeking popularity, position, or fame? _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

 

II.              John the Baptist’ Ministry (vs. 26-35)

a. How was John the Baptist More than a prophet?” ___________________________________________

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b. Jesus quotes Isaiah 40:3, and Malachi 3:1 in referencing John.  What other Old Testament prophets were themselves prophesied? _____________________________________________________________

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c. How is John’s ministry described in these prophecies?  ______________________________________

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d. What reasons was John greater than all previous prophets? ___________________________________

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e. Why is the least in the kingdom greater than John? (at that time) _______________________________

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f. Who responded to John’s call to repent / baptism? __________________________________________

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g. Who rejected John’s message / baptism? _______________________________________________

h. Which group was more prepared to hear and heed Christ? ____________________________________

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i.     How does Jesus describe those who rejected both John and Jesus?

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III. He Application:  How do we fit in with verse 35? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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