Overview

Last week we started a series that will cover the last three chapters of the book of Luke. We will cover two simultaneous points of emphasis during this study: What Jesus said and did during his final hours, and how these things affected the community that he sought to leave behind.

Redeeming Community

Discussion Questions

1. What images come to your mind when you hear the word church?

What do you think church looked like in the years just after Jesus’ death and resurrection? Would it look the same as churches today or would it look more like a small group (gathering)?

What could be some advantages of gathering this way?

2. What do you think was going on in Jesus’ mind when he heard the disciples arguing about who would be the greatest?

In Mark 10:45 Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

How was Jesus’ approach to leadership contrary to how society views position / authority?

3. How did Jesus respond to failure? Was there room for failure in Jesus’ community?

Do you have a place where you can be fully known and fully loved? Who are the people that you feel comfortable sharing your failures with?

4. One of the things we learned this last week is that a Christ-centered community is essential for long-term health and maturity. How has community with other believers helped you to grow? Talk about a time when you felt disconnected from community and how that affected your ability to mature in Christ.