Sermon Discussion Questions: Luke 3:23-4:13 & Exodus 20:14
Discussion Questions for personal devotion and family worship - week of March 2
From "Jesus Christ: The Last Adam": Luke 3:23-4:13
Why did Luke “interrupt” his narrative to give us a genealogy?
What is significant about Christ being “about thirty years of age” when he began his ministry (3:23)?
What were the Jews expecting regarding the Messiah’s lineage?
What was Luke showing with Jesus’ genealogy that Matthew did not choose to emphasize in his genealogy? How does this same emphasis come out in the book of Acts?
Why was Jesus tempted? How did Jesus’ temptation relate to Adam’s temptation? (see Romans 5:12-21)
Why is it significant that Jesus passed his temptation when Adam did not?
How do we see the Gospel message playing out in this passage?
From "The Seventh Commandment": Exodus 20:14
What is the foundational principle of the Seventh Commandment?
Why do we say that our sexuality is God’s property? How is sexual sin an assault on God’s created order?
How can there be sexual sin in the heart?
How are Christians to respond to the Seventh Commandment?
What are some practical ways to flee sexual immorality?
Why does Proverbs 4:23 tell us to “keep your heart with all vigilance….”? Why is this so important when dealing with sexual temptation and sin?
In Ephesians 5:25-30, Paul speaks of Christ as a husband who washes his bride, the church, from her impurity. How does this help us understand the Seventh Commandment in light of Christ and the Gospel? Why should this motivate our obedience? (See also 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)