Repent or Perish - Luke 13:1-9 * Thurs. 4-12-18

REPENT OR PERISH

Luke 13:1-9

 

I.      Pilate’s Actions (vs. 1-3

a. What story do the people relate to Jesus about Pilate? ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

b. What does it seem the people thought about those killed while they offered sacrifices at the temple based on Jesus question? ___________ ______________________________________________________________________________

c. What does Jesus tell these people about what they must do? ________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

d. Is Jesus speaking about just physical death or something more? _______________________________________________

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II.              The Tower of Siloam (vs. 4-5)

Luke alone records the incident of the tower falling. Some believe it was an aqueduct Pilate had constructed with temple money and those who accepted this money as wages perished…but the details are lost to us in history.   Where the Scriptures are silent don’t fabricate to fill the blank.

a. Here again what seems to be the mindset toward those who died? _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________   

c.  Does Jesus say the men died because they were the worst of sinners? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 

d. What application does Jesus state the people ought to take from both of these tragic events? __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

 

III.            The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree (vs. 6-9)

a. Who and what are the key players in the parable? ________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

b. What was the expectation of the one who planted the fig tree in his vineyard? __________________________________________________________________________________________

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c. Was the man satisfied with what he found? ___________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

d. What was his attitude towards this barren fig tree? ______________________________________________________

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e. What was the response from the keeper and why? _______________________________________________________

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f. What are we to understand this parable is about? _________________________________________________________

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Application:  If one declares themselves to be a Christian what is the one expectation God has for each of us? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

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