Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Friday, November 19, 2010

Family Bible Study - Christ the King

Gospel Passage
Luke 23:35 And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at
him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of
God, his chosen one!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and
offering him sour wine, 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save
yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of
the Jews.” 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding
him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But
the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under
the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed have been
condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this
man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when
you come into your kingdom.” 43 He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you
will be with me in Paradise.”

Questions for discussion:
1. Christ is our King, which means He must reign in every part of our lives. Do you treat Jesus like a King? Do you give up some of your time for Him? Do you use your
talents to help others for Him?

2. Christ did have the power, as King and Lord of the Universe, to come
down from the Cross and save himself. Why do you think He refused save

3. What was the Good Thief asking for when he said, “Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom?” Do you ask Jesus for the same thing?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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