What is Jesus referring to when he says that the Son of Man was written about by the prophets (18:31)? What are some Old Testament passages that come to your mind that point forward to the person and work of Christ?
As Jesus neared Jerusalem, he knew full well that he was going to be betrayed, arrested, and crucified. What do you imagine he might have been thinking on his journey? What are some emotions that you think he might have experienced?
How would you articulate the theological significance of what happened at the cross? Why did Jesus have to die? What did Jesus accomplish through his death?
Why is the resurrection of Jesus such an important aspect of the Christian gospel? What did Jesus accomplish through His resurrection from the dead? Why is the resurrection significant for us, as Christians today?
How does your heart respond to the doctrine of the wrath of God? What emotions does it evoke? What questions does it prompt? Why?
Luke specifies that the disciples did not understand or grasp what Jesus was saying (18:34). What do you think he means when he says that the meaning of Jesus’s words “was hidden from them”?
How do we see the love of God for His people in this passage?
Jesus walked willingly into a situation in Jerusalem that would cost him everything. Is there something in your life that God is calling you into - even though it may be costly? If so, what is it? What would it look like to walk in obedience to his calling?