The Gospel of Luke

The Passion and Resurrection – Discussion Questions

Questions for Discussion:

1. We have suggested a number of differences between Luke’s telling of Jesus’ death and Mark’s telling. You might want to compare the two stories in detail to see what other differences you can find. What might be the theological, practical, outcome of these somewhat different narratives?

2. How do you relate the stories of Jesus resurrection on the third day to the church’s faith that the Risen Lord is present in the life and worship of the community?

3. We have suggested that a major claim of Luke’s gospel is that those who truly repent will be truly forgiven. What evidence do you find of this motif, and what other motifs are important parts of the encouragement that Luke seeks to provide?

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