2020.06.28_kids

BLESSED
CENTURION
CHARACTER
FAITH
GOD
INTRO
JESUS
KINGDOM
PLOT
POOR
REQUIRE
RESOLUTION
STORY
TENSION
TRANSITION
UNEXPECTED

Luke 7:1-10 Faith Unexpected Intro: • What is this story about? • Describe the different ways to view the kingdom of God. (Hint: listen for the verbs.) • What does this story persuade the reader to do? • What do the four “movements” in the text explain about our expectations? Transition (7:1) • Which chapters fit into the wider unit of Luke’s narrative? • Which OT scroll does Jesus read from in Nazareth? • What does the scroll outline? • Luke 4-8 narrates Jesus’ provocative claim that the kingdom of God especially benefits whom? • Who, in our story, qualifies as the “poor”? Why? Plot (7:2-3) • What is the basic plot? • What are the two-character descriptions given about the centurion? • What is the “heightened” plot within these social dynamics? Rising Tension (7:4-8) • What is the “surprising interruption” in the middle of this scene? • What did the Jewish elders focus on while misrepresenting the centurion’s message? • What do the Jewish elders mean when they say the centurion “loves our nation”? (Hint: record the mainverb.) • What do the Jewish elders mean when they say the centurion “built a synagogue”? • How does this scene drip with irony? • What are the two ways to approach Jesus? (Hint: listen for the verbs.) Resolution (7:9-10) • What is Luke and Jesus’ message in the resolution? • Why does Jesus put the priority on faith? • What does this text require of us? Memory verse: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 6:20b)

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Word X Y Direction
BLESSED  105s
CENTURION  21e
CHARACTER  1110n
FAITH  62w
GOD  46sw
INTRO  83w
JESUS  99n
KINGDOM  68nw
PLOT  17n
POOR  59nw
REQUIRE  112sw
RESOLUTION  111e
STORY  56nw
TENSION  110e
TRANSITION  110ne
UNEXPECTED  66se