Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Habakkuk 2:18–20; Luke 19:28–40.

Sermon Outline

  • A Great Reversal
    • Who is freed
    • Whose is freed
  • A Radical Rethink
    • A reason for a radical rethink
    • A model for a radical rethink
      • Initiative
      • Humility
      • Praise
  • A Real Response
    • Habakkuk 2:20

Sermon Questions

  1. What is the main theme of Luke’s gospel being explored in this message?
  2. What circumstances in life make it most difficult for you to remember that Jesus is on the throne?
  3. What is the difference between an “n” shaped dynamic and a “u” shaped dynamic?
  4. Of the three acts/attitude of the heart discussed in point 2 — initiative, humility, praise — in which cases are your spiritual muscles strongest (or weakest)?
  5. Reflect on Jesus’ challenge to the Pharisees who opposed Him. Is there some area of life where you may be trusting in a great iron eyrie — even a religious or spiritual version of one — rather than in Jesus?

Select Resources Consulted

  • David Prior, The Message of Joel, Micah & Habakkuk (The Bible Speaks Today)
  • C. Kavin Rowe, Early Narrative Christology: The Lord in the Gospel of Luke 
  • Christopher J.H. Wright, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative

You can listen to the sermon by using the player below or via the St Andrew’s Sermon Podcast.


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@StAndrews.Church).

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