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Luke 1:1-20 Small Group Questions

  1. Luke begins the passage stating his intention to write an “orderly account.” Why do you think he emphasizes the importance of an orderly narrative in sharing the story of Jesus?
  1. Consider the role of the Holy Spirit in the events described in this passage. How does the Holy Spirit work in the lives of Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Mary? 
  1. How do you think the themes of faith, obedience, and divine intervention in this passage connect to the broader message of the Gospel and the Christian faith? 
  1. Loving God – Loving People: Mary’s Response to the Angel (Verses 38):

Analyze Mary’s response to the angel’s message. How does her willingness to submit to God’s plan demonstrate a profound love for God? How can we learn from Mary’s example in our own lives? 

  1. Eyewitness Testimonies and Historical Accuracy (Verse 2):

In what ways does Luke’s reliance on eyewitness testimonies enhance the credibility of the Gospel narrative? How does this emphasis on historical accuracy contribute to the readers’ trust? 

  1. The Role of Angels in God’s Communication (Verse 11):

Why do you think God chose to send the angel Gabriel to deliver this specific message to Zechariah? How does the presence of angels in the biblical narrative contribute to the unfolding of God’s plan? 

  1. Understanding Zechariah’s Doubt (Verse 18):

What factors might have contributed to Zechariah’s doubt regarding the angel’s message? How can we relate to moments of doubt in our own lives when faced with unexpected news or challenges?

       8. Loving God – Loving People: Mary’s Response to the Angel (Verses 38):

Analyze Mary’s response to the angel’s message. How does her willingness to submit to God’s plan demonstrate a profound love for God? How can we learn from Mary’s example in our own lives?

        9. Preaching the Word: Luke’s Approach to Writing (Verses 1-4):

Consider Luke’s intention to provide an orderly account based on careful investigation. How does this approach relate to the concept of preaching the Word? In what ways can a well-researched and organized presentation enhance the impact of the message?

         10. John’s Role in Discipleship (Verse 17):

Explore how John’s mission of turning hearts to God involves a form of discipleship. How can the concept of discipleship be seen in the process of turning people toward the Lord? In what ways can we actively engage in discipling others?