Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 11:45-54 |


Jesus delivered three woes to the scribes (lawyers) and delivering three to the Pharisees. We should consider why Jesus lamented over the scribes to learn from their example, and to prevent making some of the same mistakes ourselves.

Lesson 1: Jesus lamented over the scribes because they:

  • (Part I) Didn’t help people ________ ______ (Luke 11:46).
  • (Part II) ______________ ______________ Old Testament messengers (1 Kin 19:10; Jer 2:30; 2 Chr 36:15; Matt 23:37; 1 Thes 2:15; Luke 11:47-48).
  • (Part III) ____________________ New Testament messengers (Luke 11:49-51; Eph 4:11; Acts 4-5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 20-21, 23).
  • (Part IV) ________ ____________ from God (Luke 11:52; Jer 31:34; John 14:26, 16:13).

Lesson 2: Make more _______________ than ______________________ (Luke 11:53; Pro 16:24).

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Luke 11:42

Day 1: Read Luke 11:46 & 52, Neh 8:1-8, and discuss: How were the scribes/lawyers in Jesus’ day inconsistent with the religious leaders of Nehemiah’s day? How does explaining the Word of God differ from adding to the Word of God as it pertains to obeying God? Do we help or hinder people from understanding God’s Word by how we represent God?

Day 2: Read Jer 31:34a, John 14:26; John 16:13-14 and discuss: What did God promise through Jeremiah pertaining to who could know God in the new covenant? Who is the principal teacher of God’s Word? According to John 16:13-14 what would the Spirit guide us to? Who gets the glory for what the Spirit teaches? How did this contrast to who got the glory when the Scribes and Pharisees taught?

Day 3: Read John 5:37, Luke 11:53-54 and discuss: What is the difference between knowing about God versus knowing God? How has the religious leaders’s approach to the Word of God served as a warning to how we approach the Word of God? How would a true disciple of Jesus respond to His rebuke? How did the religious leaders respond (v.53-54).

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