Jesus tells the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, and then he provides us with a list of lessons about temptation, forgiveness, faith, humility, and thanksgiving. If your head isn’t spinning enough after all that, he moves into discussing the future, particularly the future state of the Kingdom of God.

For Discussion:

  1. In the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, how could the rich man completely ignore the needs of Lazarus when he had to pass by him every day?
  2. Did Jesus intend for people literally to move mountains? Is a mustard seed amount of faith really all that much?
  3. Discuss several of the lessons in the first half of chapter 17.
  4. What is your main takeaway in Jesus’ discussion of the coming Kingdom of God?