Conversationalists everywhere, I hope you are enjoying our foray into the Gospel of Luke. In chapter eight we encountered the challenging question the disciples asked when they saw Jesus calm a raging storm in the middle of the Sea of Galilee: “Who is this?” The narrative of Luke’s Gospel now takes us to the next big question, the one Jesus asked his disciples: “Who do you say that I am?” Here is your video prompt.
For further conversation:
- The question of Jesus’ identity reached into the first-century halls of power where Herod expressed his own questions about Jesus’ identity (9). The crowds were similarly confused (19). How would you answer the question Jesus posed to his disciples: “Who do you say that I am?”
- The Transfiguration of Christ (28-36) adds a divine element to this discussion. A voice from heaven declares, “This is my Son, my chosen one; listen to him.” If Jesus really is the Son of God as the voice claimed, how does this impact your life?
- Discuss several of the teachings associated with being a disciple: denying yourself and taking up your cross, becoming the least instead of the greatest, and numerous other things in this chapter.