Doing good for Jesus.

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Strengthened in Spirit | Week 6: The Missing Ingredient

Read Luke 7:1-5

1. According to the Jewish elders, why did the Roman officer deserve Jesus’ help?
2. Why do you think they begged Jesus to help the man?
3. What do you think the Jewish elders assume about Jesus?

Take a few minutes and think about who you think Jesus is. Reflect on times where you’ve caught yourself thinking Jesus was only for you based on the good things you’ve done. Ask God to reveal the areas in your life where you’re trying to do good in order for Him to accept you. Ask Him to remind you that He is truly your loving Father no matter what you do.

For Further Reading: Unconditional Love

For Families with Kids at Home
Ask God to help you reflect this same kind of unconditional love to your kids today. Model what it looks like to extend love even when it isn’t earned. When your kids experience this kind of radical love, they will gain a better understanding of the love that is freely given to us by the Father.

The Gospel of Luke: Strengthened in Spirit