On the Emmaus Road | Michael Wilburn
Luke 24:13-27 • April 1, 2018
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: 1. Why does Luke describe the two companions on the Emmaus road as “looking sad”? What was their disappointment? What circumstances cause you to be disappointed with God? 2. What does it mean that “their eyes were kept from recognizing him” (Lk 24:16)? Were they blinded by emotion or blinded by God? 3. Why does Jesus ask Cleopas and his companion, “What things” (Lk 24:19)? Didn’t Jesus already know? 4. Why does Jesus appeal to OT Scripture to substantiate the resurrection before revealing himself to them? Wasn’t his physical presences enough? How does this help you weigh the value of Scripture verses personal experience?
The Empty Tomb
Luke 24:1-12 • March 27, 2016 • Michael Wilburn
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: • Is the “first day of the week” referring to Sunday? How important is it for Christians to worship on the first day of the week? • Where in the Gospels can you find the “remember how he told you” (Lk 24:6) conversation to which the angels refer? • Do you believe Luke 24:6, “He is not here, but has risen”? What are the implications of this belief for you? • How can a Christian sustain and practice “marveling” (vs. 12) the resurrection?
The Obvious & Glorious View of the Cross
Luke 23:33-43 • January 3, 2016 • Michael Wilburn
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: » How does Jesus' statement, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" influence your willingness to forgive and willingness to trust God's purposes? » What is ironic about the scoffing comment, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God"? » Considering that the same circumstance led two criminals to different response, what will influence you to receive Jesus rather than reject him? » Is there a difference between the kingdom the penitent criminal hoped for and the paradise Jesus offered?