A Pointer to the Death of Death
Passage: Luke 7:11–17
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- Throughout Luke’s gospel we see that Jesus Christ was willing to touch the leper, accept the tax gatherer, give working legs back to the paralyzed man, heal the centurion’s servant, and resurrect the widow’s son. Why might these acts of compassion seem out of place for someone with so much fame, power, and authority? Does it surprise you that Jesus showed such compassion to the common people of low stature? Why or why not?
- What role does sin play in human suffering and the tragedy and sorrow experienced through death? How has your own sin led to personal suffering and tragedy?
- The Son of God’s first response to people suffering the consequences of their own sin is compassion. How does God’s sympathetic nature towards sinners prompt the sinner to repent and return to Him? Why do you think so many still refuse?
- The gospels record Jesus raising only three people from the dead. He obviously had the power, so why do you think Jesus didn’t raise more people while He was on earth? What does this tell you about Jesus' real purpose while on earth? How would He ultimately and finally defeat sin and death?