Prophet or Messiah - Luke 7:11-23 * Thurs.6-22-17

PROPHET OR MESSIAH?

Luke 7:11-23

I.                Jesus’ Compassion (vs. 11-17)

 

a. Verse 11 would indicate that Nain would have been close (a day’s journey) to Capernaum (vs. 1).  What does Jesus and His entourage see as they enter the city? ________________________________________________

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b. What details are given about the dead and his family? _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

c. Culturally, why may this situation have aroused Jesus compassion more so than other with different circumstances? _____________________________________________________________________

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d. In verse 14 Jesus draws near and touches the open coffin…why could this have been perceived as a problem on religious grounds? _________________________________________________________________

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e. When the men carrying the coffin stand still what does Jesus do? _______________________________

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f. What is the response from each player?  1. The young man? ________ _______________________   2. The crowd?  _____________________ 3. What was probably the response of the widow? __________________

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g. What does the crowd presume about Jesus? ______________________________________________

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h. Who do they credit with this miracle? ___________________________________________________

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II.              John the Baptist’ Question (vs. 18-23)

 

a. What “things” do John’s disciples report to him? ____________________________________________

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b. Where is John when this happens? (Luke 3:19-20) ___________________________________________

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c. Why may John the Baptist (and many others who knew the prophesies) been confused about Jesus ministry and mission? _________________________________________________________________________

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d. When John’s disciples ask Jesus John’s question what does Jesus do in response? ________________________________________________________________________________

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e. What is the only answer Jesus sends back to John? __________________________________________

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III. He Application:  Was John needing to walk by faith and not by sight? ____ _______________What about us? Faith or sight? ________________________________________________________________________

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