20. ONE FAITHFUL, THE OTHER NOT (Luke 12:35-48)
BACKGROUND: The word "servant" can also mean "slave".
- What should a servant do in order to stay awake for the best part of the night?
- What may happen if the servant falls asleep before his master has come
- Do you think it is easy to wait for the second coming of Jesus? Why or why not?
- Why is the coming of Jesus likened to a thief breaking into a house?
- What is the thing Jesus wants to warn us against through these verses (35-40)?
- How could you, in practice, open your door for Jesus today?
- Compare the two managers in these verses, the good and the bad. What are the differences?
- What makes these managers act in such different ways?
- Compare the relationship of these two managers with their master? How does it differ from one to another?
- How does our attitude toward the coming of Jesus influence our service in the kingdom of
- What are the things Jesus has entrusted to the "managers" of his church until he comes back?
- Which task has Jesus entrusted to you personally?
- Where do we find these "managers" of the church who beat their fellow servants, eat and get drunk?
- What kind of punishment will await these "managers"?
- Whose fault is it that there are people in Christian churches who don't know the will of their Lord?
- By what yardstick are the servants of God judged at the end?
- When and where does Jesus dress himself to serve and come to wait for us (37b)?
- Why did Jesus have to experience the fate of the unfaithful servant: he was assigned the place of the unbelievers and, so to speak, cut to pieces (46b)?
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