Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Week Five - Homework: Jesus and the Kingdom of God

Please read Luke 4:14-21, 40-43

(Note: You should focus on this set of verses in your study; but to put it in context, you may wish to look at whatever verses come before and after)

1- Summarize the passage. What is going on? What is Jesus saying?

2- Jesus quotes from the Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-2; 58:6. Look up those sections of Isaiah and read the pertinent parts. What is Isaiah getting at?

3- How does Jesus reinterpret Isaiah?

4- What is Jesus proclaiming about his purpose on Earth? What does his mission have to do with the Kingdom of God?

To add texture to your study, look up:
Deuteronomy 26: 12-13
Luke 6: 20-21
Matthew 6:9-13
Mark 12: 28-34

5- What does all this mean for you? What will you do with it?

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