Sermon Discussion Questions: Luke 1:57-80
Discussion Questions for personal devotion and family worship - week of December 8th
From "Jesus Christ: The Glorious Sunrise of God's Tender Mercy, Pt. I": Luke 1:57-80
1. In his introduction, Pastor Jon pointed out that God didn't "ask permission" from Mary, Elizabeth, or Zechariah. Why is this an important truth to note? How does it apply to us today?
2. Pastor Jon also taught that "God invades our lives by grace." What did he mean by this?
3. By way of review, we were reminded that Luke was written to give certainty about the Christian faith. What role does the church play today regarding assurance of faith? Why?
4. Why was John circumcised? What was the significance of circumcision?
5. Zechariah was essentially disciplined by God through his time of muteness. Why is God's discipline a blessing? What does God's discipline do for us?
6. Why do those who have faith want to worship?
7. What does it mean that salvation is "monergistic"? Why is it important to know that, apart from God's work, people are spiritually "dead"? See Ephesians 2:1-10
8. What did Zechariah mean by a "horn of salvation" (vs. 69)?
9. Regarding vv. 74-45, what are we being saved unto? Who/what is our greatest enemy?
10. What does it mean that Jesus delivered us from both the penalty and the power of sin?