Luke begins to flesh out Jesus’ teaching ministry by providing some of His most provocative and challenging teachings.

Questions for discussion:

  1. Why were the Scribes and Pharisees so angry that Jesus was “doing good” on the Sabbath?
  2. How difficult is it to love people other than those who love you?
  3. Jesus observes, “Out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Consider also what Jesus says about the human heart in Mark 7:20-23, and think about what is in your heart.
  4. In verses 46-49 what is similar and what is different about the two men? Why does Jesus insert this parable at the end of this body of teachings?

Send me your comments. We’ll also re-visit it at the beginning of next week’s Conversation.