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Widow & the Judge, Pharisee & the Tax Collector, Rich Jewish Leader, Healing of Blind Beggar... Viewing Luke Chapter 18 Prepared by: Soon Siak. July 2009.

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1 Widow & the Judge, Pharisee & the Tax Collector, Rich Jewish Leader, Healing of Blind Beggar... Viewing Luke Chapter 18 Prepared by: Soon Siak. July 2009

2 Do you have smelly potatoes? A Powerpoint about Forgiveness… Smell of potatoes.pps

3 Picking Technique Divide into two teams. For each team there is a bowl of water, a pair of chopsticks and some raw rice. The object of the player is to pick as many rice grains given a limited time. The team with the most grains is the winner.

4 Persistency “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up,” Thomas Edison “…not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein’s explanation for his successful discoveries was. “…the next one.” Pablo Picasso when asked by others which of his paintings was his favourite. “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill, England’s greatest Prime Minister. “…the challenge of learning and trying to do something better than in the past, is irresistible.” Richard Branson, a successful businessman.

5 The Parable of the Widow and the Judge (18:1-8) The widow was a symbol of helplessness. She was vulnerable and helpless because she had no family to uphold her cause. She was in no position to bribe the judge and had no protector to bring pressure upon him. She had nothing except that justice on her side and she had her own persistence. “wear me out” – Jesus was emphasing the astonishing initiative and persistence of a supposedly helpless woman in the face of injustice.

6 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (18:9-14) Past year question – you do it! Section A SPM 1997 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.” (Luke 18:10) What did these men say in their prayers? Which of them was justified according to Jesus? What comment did Jesus give?

7 The Rich Jewish Leader (18:18-27) Video show of The Man (track 56:22 disc 1) The rich leader wanted to know how he might gain eternal life.

8 The Rich Jewish Leader (18:18-27) Past year question Section B – Submit in two weeks’ time. SPM 1991 Relate the parable of the rich fool. Give an account of the meeting between Jesus and the ruler who asked him what he should do to inherit eternal life. From these two accounts what did Jesus teach concerning riches?

9 The Rich Jewish Leader (18:18-27) The question reveals the man’s belief that eternal life is the reward for doing the right things. True goodness is the prerogative of God, yet the man had called Jesus “Good Teacher.” If Jesus was only a teacher, then He did not deserve to be called “good.” OTOH, if He was indeed good, then He was God. Whether or not this is a veiled claim to deity, Jesus directs the man’s attention to God, the ultimate standard of goodness. Total dependence on God is needed instead of treating money to be one’s god and depending on it for one’s security and enjoyment, not wanting to give it up for anything.

10 Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar (18:35-43) Video show of The Man (track 01:44 disc 2) Jesus blesses the children (v15-17). Faith of the blind beggar made him well.

11 Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar (18:35-43) Past year questions Section A SPM 1993 And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight, your faith has made you well.” (Luke 18:42) Near which city did Jesus meet this blind man? What was the blind man doing there? Why did he cry out to Jesus? What was his response after the healing? SPM 1995 “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Luke 18:38) When Jesus stopped, what did the speaker ask Jesus to do for him? How did Jesus respond? Where did this take place? What is the significance of the title Son of David?

12 Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar (18:35-43) Son of David – a messianic title. As the long awaited descendant of David, Jesus was supposed to reestablish the throne of David, deliver Israel from her enemies and reign forever.

13 Reminder Reminder No lesson next week August 2nd, Take a break after the Quiz. 13 th SPM National Bible Knowledge Quiz 2009 at interstate and interschool level on August 1 st, Luke’s Gospel and ACTS (GNB). Get ready! Travel light. Wear school uniform on the day of quiz. Bring stationeries (pen/pencils). Part transport and meal allowances will be provided. Thus, bring a little cash. Meet at the BP Bus Terminal by 2:45pm on 31st July, 2009 (Friday). Leaving Pudu Bus Terminal at 3pm on 1 st August, 2009.


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