Sermon Discussion Questions: Luke 1:1-4 & Philippians 2:5-11
Discussion Questions for personal devotion and family worship - week of November 3rd
From "An Introduction to Luke's Gospel Narrative, Part I": Luke 1:1-4
1. What is the significance of Luke saying that the things in his account have been "accomplished"?
2. Why is it important that Christianity is based in history?'
3. What do we know about Luke, the author, and how does that help us understand this book even better?
4. What are three major themes in the Gospel of Luke?
5. Why is the Gospel something that we continue to rejoice in as Christians?
6. Do we ever get beyond the need to have the Gospel constantly before our eyes?
From "A Call to Christ-Centered Humility, Pt. II": Philippians 2:5-11
1. Why is the cultivation of love and unity in the Gospel part of the essence of the Christian life?
2. What is the source and motivation of Christian unity?
3. What does Paul mean when he refers to the "mind" of Christ? How are we as Christians to "have this mind among [ourselves]"?
4. Why can we think of humility as the chief Christian grace?
5. What was Christ's humiliation? What is his exaltation? How do these affect us? (See Westminster Shorter Catechism 27 and 28)
6. In light of Isaiah 45:22-25, what are the implications of what Paul is saying in vv. 8-11?
7. Why can we think of joy as referencing an attitude of: "Jesus, Others, Yourself"?
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