This is the episode is part 25 of the study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus once again gets in trouble for healing on the Sabbath. Jesus then points out the Pharisees pride as the scramble for the places of honor and calls them and us to a greater hospitality. Jesus tells us that at God’s banquet all the places will be filled and class us to live a life of sacrifice. He calls us to count the cost of being a disciple.
This is the episode is part 24 in a study of the gospel of Luke. In this episode Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath (and gets in trouble with the religious leaders), says that not everyone will be saved and mourns for Jerusalem that has continued to reject God and his prophets.
This is the episode is part 23 of a study of the gospel of Luke. This section talks about Jesus second coming. It is not complicated prophesy that calls for complicated interpretation. Jesus is saying that you won’t know when he comes back so he focuses on the important lessons of Jesus second coming which are:
You don’t know when it will happen
You wont know when it will happen
Live your life in a way worth of your calling so that you are ready
This is the episode is part 22 of a study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus reminds us the truth that more than one politician, hypocritical religious leader or email sending has learned the hard way. The truth will come out. The deeds done in the dark will be exposed to the light. So why try and pretend to be one way in public and another way in private? And why worry? We worship a God who knows the hairs on our head. We worship a God who clothes the flowers of the field in splendor… and loves us even more. And why do we try and save up treasure here where thieves, rust and stock market crashes can take it from us?
This is the episode is part 21 in a study on the gospel of Luke. Jesus tells the pharisees and the teachers of the law what he really thinks about their religion. He describes them like the product of some bad dishwasher who washes only the outside of the cup. They are outwardly religious and inwardly corrupt. Is our faith only skin deep?
This is the episode is part 20 in a study of the gospel of Luke. In this section of Luke Jesus is driving out demons and the accusation is made that he is only able to do so because he is working with the devil. Jesus explains that he is doing so because God is stronger than the devil and goes on to diagnose a case of spiritual blindness which is effecting his listeners.
This is the episode is part 19 in a study on the gospel of Luke. This episode looks at two stories. The first is a story of busy Martha and apparently lazy Mary holding a dinner party. Martha does all the work and all Mary wants to do is spend time with Jesus. The second is a request from the disciples to teach them to pray. Jesus teaches them the Lord’s prayer and other things about how to pray.
This is the episode is part 18 in the study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus is quizzed by a Lawyer on how to inherit eternal life. The lawyer knows he needs to love God and love his neighbor but he is a little unclear on the whole neighbor thing. Jesus tells him a parable about the good Samaritan to illustrate what God means by love.
This is the episode is part 17 in the study of the gospel of Luke. Possibly flush with excitement from the transfiguration of Jesus that 3 of the disciples saw they start to argue among themselves who is more important. Then Jesus encounters 3 men who have excuses why not to follow him. Lastly, Jesus who is heading towards Jerusalem and death sends out the 72 to give the towns in his path one last chance to accept him during his earthly ministry.
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This is the episode is part 16 in the study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus asks the big question, “who do you say that I am” and then reveals for the first time to the disciples who he is and what he is here to do: be betrayed, suffer, die and rise again. He tells them more than once but they don’t get it. Peter, James and John get a glimpse of the glory of Jesus in the transfiguration.