Bible Study: The Last and First
Opening Hymn: LSB 516 Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying
Creed (Back Cover)
Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)
1) Laborers in the Vineyard
a) What is the kingdom of heaven compared too?
i) Who is that?
ii) What is the vineyard?
iii) Who are the workers?
(1) What were they all promised?
(2) Did they get that?
b) Why, really, are some of the workers upset?
i) How does this compare to we, the children of God?
ii) What does God choose to do with what belongs to Him?
iii) How will “last be first and the first will be last?”
2) A Doting Mother
a) What will happen to Jesus and why is Jerusalem important?
i) How is this for the gain of the disciples?
ii) How is the work of Jesus, on one level, an example to us?
b) What do James and John want?
i) How will they receive eternal life?
ii) Will this gain them special prominence above all others?
(1) How does one gain greatness?
(2) Is likely what they wanted to hear?
c) Why does the crowd try to silence the blind men?
i) What does Jesus demonstrate about His work in Jerusalem?
ii) What does this say about how He cares for our earthly needs?
Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327