Of Minas and Men . . . (Luke 19:11-27) 01/24/19

                                                       Of Minas and Men…

Luke 19:11-27

            I. He was Near Jerusalem… (vs. 11-14)

a. What is the significance that Jesus drew near Jerusalem? ______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

b. Does it seem this parable is connected to the last things previously stated? _______ If so how? _______________________________________________________________________________

c. What were the people thinking about the kingdom of God that prompts the following parable? _______________________________________________________________________________

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d. As the parable begins who are the castoff characters? _________________________________

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e. How did the citizens feel about this nobleman? _______________________________________

f. What do the ten servants receive and for what purpose? _______________________________

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II. When He Returned…the Accounting (vs. 15-23)

a. The man leaves a nobleman how does he return? _____________________________________

b. How long does he take to settle accounts? ___________________________________________

c. What proves the servants faithful? ___________________ How does he respond to those faithful? ________________________________________________________________________________

d. Are all the servants faithful? _______________________________________________________

e. What is the defining characteristic of the unfaithful servant? _____________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

III. Today Salvation has come (vs. 24-27)

a. What does the unfaithful servant receive? ____________________________________________

b. Does this seem fair to those observing? ________________________ Is the ruler concerned with

what seems fair to the servants / citizens? ______________________________________________

c. As for the citizens who hated the nobleman and sent the delegation because they would not have

him rule over them…what becomes of them? ____________________________________________

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d. How are the rebellious citizens viewed by the ruler? ____________________________________

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   e. What does this parable teach us concerning the Kingdom of God? _________________________

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            IV. Application: If you are in Christ the Kingdom is already within you…if you are a faithful servant

           what will you be doing? ______________________________________________________________

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      What characteristics reveal an unfaithful servant and does this parable hold a warning for that? 

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