Week 7 Handout – Making the Word Our Treasure

September 20, 2015
1. Prayer
a. Psalm 119:33
i. Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to
the end.
b. Psalm 119:36
i. Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!
c. Psalm 119:37
i. Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me
life in your ways.
d. Psalm 119:40
i. Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me
e. Psalm 119:41
i. Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation
according to your promise.
2. Treasuring Parables
a. Orientation
i. Place in the Big-Picture Story
1. _____ Covenant
ii. Genre
1. Story - _______
iii. Interpretive Principles
1. #1 – Pay attention to the _______________ of the Parable
2. #2 – Prayerfully seek the main _____________ of the
3. #3 – Do not press all _______________ in the parable for
b. Luke 15:11-32
11 And he said, “There was a man who
had two sons. 12 And the younger of
them said to his father, ‘Father, give me
the share of property that is coming to
me.’ And he divided his property
between them. 13 Not many days later,
the younger son gathered all he had and
took a journey into a far country, and
there he squandered his property in
reckless living. 14 And when he had
spent everything, a severe famine arose
in that country, and he began to be in
need. 15 So he went and hired himself
out to[b] one of the citizens of that
country, who sent him into his fields to
feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be
fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and
no one gave him anything.
17 “But when he came to himself, he
said, ‘How many of my father's hired
servants have more than enough bread,
but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will
arise and go to my father, and I will say
to him, “Father, I have sinned against
heaven and before you. 19 I am no
longer worthy to be called your son.
Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’
20 And he arose and came to his father.
But while he was still a long way off, his
father saw him and felt compassion, and
ran and embraced him and kissed him.
21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I
have sinned against heaven and before
you. I am no longer worthy to be called
your son.’[c] 22 But the father said to his
servants,[d] ‘Bring quickly the best robe,
and put it on him, and put a ring on his
hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring
the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat
and celebrate. 24 For this my son was
dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and
is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
25 “Now his older son was in the field,
and as he came and drew near to the
house, he heard music and dancing. 26
And he called one of the servants and
asked what these things meant. 27 And
he said to him, ‘Your brother has come,
and your father has killed the fattened
calf, because he has received him back
safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and
refused to go in. His father came out and
entreated him, 29 but he answered his
father, ‘Look, these many years I have
served you, and I never disobeyed your
command, yet you never gave me a
young goat, that I might celebrate with
my friends. 30 But when this son of
yours came, who has devoured your
property with prostitutes, you killed the
fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to
him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and
all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting
to celebrate and be glad, for this your
brother was dead, and is alive; he was
lost, and is found.’”
1. Treasuring Acts
a. Orientation
i. Place in the Big-Picture Story
1. _____ Covenant
ii. Genre
1. Story - _______
b. Acts 2:14-41
But Peter, standing with the eleven,
lifted up his voice and addressed them:
“Men of Judea and all who dwell in
Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and
give ear to my words. 15 For these people
are not drunk, as you suppose, usince it is
only the third hour of the day.2 16 But this
is what was uttered through the prophet
17 v“ ‘And in the last days it shall be, God
wthat I will pour out my Spirit xon all
and your sons and yyour daughters shall
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants3 and female
in those days I will pour out my Spirit,
and zthey shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the
heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 athe sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before bthe day of the Lord comes, the
great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that
ceveryone who calls upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.’
22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus
of Nazareth, da man attested to you by
God ewith fmighty works and wonders
and signs that gGod did through him in
your midst, as you yourselves know—
23 this Jesus,4 hdelivered up according to
ithe definite plan and jforeknowledge of
God, kyou crucified and killed by the
hands of lawless men. 24 lGod raised him
up, loosing the pangs of death, because
mit was not possible for him to be held by
it. 25 For David says concerning him,
n“ ‘I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not
be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my
tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell oin hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to
qor let your rHoly One ssee corruption.
28 You have made known to me the
paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with
your presence.’
29 “Brothers, I may say to you with
confidence about tthe patriarch David
uthat he both died and vwas buried, and
whis tomb is with us to this day. 30 xBeing
therefore a prophet, and knowing that
yGod had sworn with an oath to him that
he would set one of his descendants on
his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke
about the resurrection of the Christ, that
zhe was not abandoned to Hades, nor did
his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus
aGod raised up, band of that we all are
witnesses. 33 cBeing therefore dexalted at
the right hand of God, and having
received from ethe Father fthe promise of
the Holy Spirit, ghe has poured out this
that you yourselves are seeing and
hearing. 34 For hDavid did not ascend into
the heavens, but he himself says,
i“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
35 until I make your enemies your
footstool.” ’
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore
know for certain that jGod has made him
kboth Lord and Christ, this Jesus lwhom
you crucified.”
37 Now when mthey heard this they were
cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the
rest of the apostles, “Brothers, nwhat
shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them,
o“Repent and pbe baptized every one of
you qin the name of Jesus Christ rfor the
forgiveness of your sins, and you will
receive sthe gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For
tthe promise is for you and ufor your
children and for all vwho are far off,
everyone wwhom the Lord our God calls
to himself.” 40 And with many other
words he bore witness and continued to
exhort them, saying, x“Save yourselves
from this ycrooked generation.” 41 So
those who received his word were
baptized, and zthere were added that day
about three thousand souls.