Word Studies for the Week of February 17, 2019

February 17 ● Epiphany 6 – The More Excellent Way: Blessing ● Luke 6:17-31

According to Luke the crowd follows Jesus for three reasons, teaching, healing and the casting out of demons. Do people still look to Jesus for these things? Are there other reasons?

Luke says that Jesus healed by the power that went out from him. How does the power of Christ go out today?

Why might Jesus bless the poor? What about being poor leads Jesus to this?

Why might Jesus bless the hungry? What about being hungry leads Jesus to do this?

Why might Jesus bless the reviled and excluded? What about these things leads Jesus to bless them?

Jesus tells people under adversity to rejoice, how could this be so? Why does Jesus appeal to the prophets? What is he trying to communicate?

Jesus tells the rich, full and happy to beware? Why does he do this? Might this be for their benefit in the long run?

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