Kingdom Values & Orientations

Luke 14

November 14, 2005

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Introduction:

Jesus frequently reverses the values and mind sets of his listeners and their society. He questions and challenges their views on the nature of God His Father and how He expects us to treat one another. This Bible Talk is a reflection, a meditation, on how Jesus counters many of the dominant values of our world today and how He seeks to reorient us to the love of God and His values within the Kingdom of God.

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Read through Luke 14 and reflect on each section using the same five questions for each.

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Jesus Heals on the Sabbath 14:1-6

1. What value of society in His day does Jesus counter?

2. What value of our society does Jesus counter?

3. What kingdom value does Jesus introduce?

4. Through this teaching, how does Jesus want to reorient us?

5. How can you live these values and orientations of Godís kingdom today?

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Parable of the Guests 14:7-15

1. What value of society in His day does Jesus counter?

2. What value of our society does Jesus counter?

3. What kingdom value does Jesus introduce?

4. Through this teaching, how does Jesus want to reorient us?

5. How can you live these values and orientations of Godís kingdom today?

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Parable of the Dinner 14:16-24

1. What value of society in His day does Jesus counter?

2. What value of our society does Jesus counter?

3. What kingdom value does Jesus introduce?

4. Through this teaching, how does Jesus want to reorient us?

5. How can you live these values and orientations of Godís kingdom today?

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Discipleship Tested 14:25-35

1. What value of society in His day does Jesus counter?

2. What value of our society does Jesus counter?

3. What kingdom value does Jesus introduce?

4. Through this teaching, how does Jesus want to reorient us?

5. How can you live these values and orientations of Godís kingdom today?

Paul Birston

November 2005©