The Parables of Jesus
in the Gospel of Luke (9)
Recall a time when you were discouraged or disappointed, but then someone (e.g. friend, relative, teacher) did or said something to make you feel better.
Focus: As two disciples were deeply disappointed and discouraged after the Lord’s crucifixion, the Lord came to them, walked with them, and revealed Himself to them. Whenever we may doubt or go away from the Lord, He will come to us, care for us, and open our eyes and minds to see more of who He is.
I. Read through Luke 24:13-35 twice.
A. Why were the disciples disappointed?
B. Why did they not recognize Jesus? What did Jesus do in order to reveal who He was to them?
II. Look up 2 Corinthians 5:16 and Philippians 3:10. Discuss how we can know the Lord today in a much more intimate way.
III. Memorize Luke 24:32 and recite it to one another.
And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was opening to us the Scriptures?
Although this story is not a parable, it is nevertheless important and significant as the book of Luke ends with this story. As we have gone through the parables of Luke this quarter, how the Lord has opened your eyes through His word to see Him in a new way (Luke 24:27, 31-32)?