Luke: Does Your Heart Need Healing
Wk 11, “Who will be saved?
Luke 13:1-5, 10-13, 15-16, 24-29, 34-35
Who will be saved?
“I tell you, No! but unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
Lessons that we can learn from these verses:
The first thing that it teaches us is that God does not do anything in spite. He was telling the religious crowd of that day if they did not repent then they would also perish.
The second thing that it teaches us is that trouble often does not come to a person because of sin.
The third thing we need to see is that when trouble comes to someone else and not to us, it does not indicate that we are superior to that individual or less sinful.
The last thing that we can see is that, becoming a Christian does not automatically inoculate you against trouble.
“He causes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
An example of salvation that we are shown in Luke chapter 13.
Luke 13: 12-13
“When Jesus saw her, He called her forward and said to her, ‘Woman you are set free from your infirmity,’ Then He put His hands on her and immediately she straightened up and praised God.”
You would think that the religious leaders would be happy to see a miracle of God, instead, they were mad about it.
Jesus did not follow their rules and thus accede to their authority.
Jesus replied and called them hypocrites because they would take care of animals but not care about people.
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell You, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closed the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from,’”
Lessons that we can learn.
The first thing that we can see immediately is that not all people will be saved.
The second lesson is that there is a limited time to accept what Jesus did and turn to God. Once the door is shut, we cannot later change our minds and do it.
The third thing that we can see it that not all who call on God will be saved.
The last thing is not all the sons of Abraham would enter heaven just because they are Jews and that there would be gentiles without number who would.
The Bottom Line is:
Turn back to God and be saved, if you do not, you will perish.
There is not a Second chance.
1. What does it mean to be saved (salvation) in a biblical context?
2. Read Luke 13:1-5
a. What does Jesus mean in verse 3 that “unless you repent, you too will all perish.”.
b. What are some things that we can learn from these first 5 verses?
c. Does God have favorites? Are there people who God despises? Why or why not?
3. Read Luke 13:15-16
a. is it human nature to doubt that God performed a miracle?
b. Do humans in general lean towards doubt?
c. Is it possible to argue with someone about Jesus to change their doubt?
4. Can you go to God too often?
a. Are there any limitations in scripture to how often we can go to God?
b. Are there any limitation on what you can go to God with?
5. Read Luke 13:24-29
a. People may say that all roads lead to heaven, what does this scripture say about that theory?
b. Is the time to accept Jesus limited or unlimited?
c. Does everyone who says they know God actually know God?
d. According to this scripture what will happen to those who only pay “lip service” to God?
6. What does it mean to be thrown out from the Kingdom of God?
a. Can a Christian lose their salvation?
b. Can a Christian walk away from their salvation?
c. Can you site scripture(s) to prove your answer?
7. Read Luke 13:34-35
a. When would they see Jesus again after this passage?
b. Has God given up on the Jewish people?
c. Has God given up on the non-Jewish people?
d. Can God give up on people? d.1. Do we give up on people?