v20–26. Contrast Jesus’ picture of a blessed life with the world’s
idea of happiness. Why is a Christian happy in such circumstances?
What makes the difference?
v27–36. A picture of unselfish love. What should be the source
and pattern of our love (v35, 36)?
Think of practical cases in your own situation to which the
principles laid down in these verses apply.
v12–19. Note the increasing pressures on Jesus (v17–19; cf. v11).
What two special actions did he take?