Discovery 3-5

Group 3
Lesson 2
Today we begin another section in the book of Luke, before we dive in we have a video that helps us understand where we are going as we continue reading in Luke
 
As we go through these chapter you may want to return to this video a few times to help keep yourself oriented with what is going on.
Read Luke 3:1-20
  • Job speaks of treasuring God's words.
  • When we put all of God's words together, we get the story of the Bible.
  • Let's look at this video to help us get an idea of what that story is.
 
In your Connect Time, reflect on John the Baptist's life, how would you feel if God had given you John's role?
Memory Verse: Luke 4:8
Lesson 1
Today's reading style is known as Narrative, we are going to pause and watch a short video explaining Literary Styles
Before this video did you realize that there were different literary styles in the Bible?
 
Read Luke 2:41-52
  • What did you learn about Jesus as he was growing up?
  • This short narrative simply recounts an incident in the life of Jesus, it does not give us any direction about how to live our lives, but provides a window into Jesus' life.
 
In your Connect Time, reflect on today's passage and what you learned from observing this time in Jesus life.
Lesson 3
Read Luke 3:21-38 (Baptism & Genealogy of Jesus)
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In your Connect Time, reflect on Luke's reasons for writing his gospel.
Lesson 4
Read Luke 4:1-13 (The Temptation of Jesus)
  • What was John's mission going to be?
  • What did you learn about prayer from this passage?
In your Connect Time, reflect on John's mission and prayer life.
Lesson 5
Read Luke 4:14-30 (Jesus Rejected at Nazareth)
  • What did you learn about the child being born to Mary?
  • Why was Zechariah's speech taken away (Luke 1:18-20), but not Mary's?
 
In your Connect Time, reflect on Mary’s special child and the responses of both
Zechariah and Mary.​
Group 3 Review
Have you done all the Lessons in Group 1, if not make sure to go and do the ones you missed
What have you learned about the Bible?
What have you learned about how to study the Bible?
How is God working and interacting with the people in Luke's gospel so far?
How have your Connection Times helped you?
Recite your memory verse - Luke 4:8
What is one of your greatest spiritual challenges right now?
Group 2
Memory Verse: Luke 2:10
Lesson 1
Let's begin by watching a video to help us understand the background here in Luke

background here in Luke

Read Luke 1:39-45

  • From today's reading, and our previous readings, we can see that the Holy Spirit:

    • fills (Luke 1:15)

    • acts (Luke 1:35)

    • and moves us (Luke 1:41-45)

  • This is why it is so important to rely on the Holy Spirit through prayer and Bible study.

  • How have you seen the Holy Spirit work in your new life as a Christian already?

  • Re-read verse 45.

    • Why is it so hard to believe that God’s promises to us will be accomplished?

    • Why is it so important to believe God’s promises to us?

In your Connect Time, reflect on verse 45 and see if you can name some of the promises that God makes to you, now that you are in Christ. Now believe them.

Lesson 2
Read Luke 1:46-56
  • Mary's heart is soaring over the prospect of her son.
  • In many Bibles verses 46-55 are indented and italicized in order to help the reader note that this is a poem set to a tune (that has been lost to history). 
  • Let's watch a short video about this style of writing in the Bible.
 
Can you identify the couplets in this poem from Mary?
In your Connect Time, reflect on Mary's song and what feelings it brings up in you.
Lesson 3
Read Luke 1:57-80
  • This is a longer passage containing poetry as well as narrative (another literary style).
  • We have been following clues about the Holy Spirit and we see another one here as the Holy Spirit fills Zechariah.
In your Connect Time, reflect on Zechariah's prophecy and what he says about God, John & Jesus.
Lesson 4
Read Luke 2:1-20
  • This is one of the accounts of the Christmas story that is familiar to many of us.
  • Is there anything you notice in carefully reading this passage that maybe you didn't know before about Jesus birth?
In your Connect Time, reflect on what it would have been like to be one of these shepherds and marvel at God.
Lesson 5
Read Luke 2:21-40
  • What three clues do you find about the Holy Spirit in this passage?
  • This passage also has many references to things more fully explained in the Old Testament.  This helps to highlight the need for researching terms we may not fully understand.
  • Got Questions is one of many useful resources. Type "Old Testament" in their search bar and see what you get... you might want to bookmark this site for future use.
In your Connect Time, try to summarize today's passage in a sentence or two.  There is a lot going on, so just give it your best shot.
Group 2 Review
Have you done all the Lessons in Group 2?  If not, make sure to go back and do the ones you missed.
What did you learn about poetry in the Bible?
Was the resource GotQuestions.org useful?
How would you summarize the work of the Holy Spirit?
How have your Connection Times helped you?
Recite your memory verse - Luke 2:10
What is one of your greatest spiritual victories since becoming a disciple of Jesus?

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