The Gospel According To Luke

Jesus Dines With Sinners

Luke 11:37 — “And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.” The Pharisees were Jesus’ fiercest critics. They opposed Him just about everywhere He went. In this chapter we see them going so far as to accuse Jesus of being a…

Are You Full Of Light?

Luke 11:33-36 — “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” Jesus had performed many signs that testified to who He was, and yet the people were asking for more. They were effectively laying the blame for their refusal to believe at Jesus’ feet. So Jesus turned the spotlight onto them. He addressed their spiritual perception and called into question the light they thought they had…

Jonah & The Queen

Luke 11:29-32 — “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet…” In this passage Jesus had some very stern words for those who’d come out to see Him. He knew why they had come and He knew the condition of…

Providence, Obedience & The Blessed Life

Luke 11:27-28 — “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” In this lesser known incident in Jesus’ public ministry, we see Him responding to a woman who called out while He was teaching. She expressed her admiration for Jesus by acknowledging the privilege that had been…

The Tidy House

Luke 11:24-26 — “And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in…” What was the message Jesus was communicating in this obscure little paragraph about an unclean spirit who goes out of a man and then returns? Was…

The Stronger Man

Luke 11:21-26 — “But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.” What was Jesus communicating to His audience by way of this little parable about a strong man who is overcome by a stronger man? Did it…

Unbelief Beyond Belief

Luke 11:14-20 — “Some of them said, He [Jesus] casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils…” This accusation was the most thorough repudiation possible of Jesus’ claims, as well as a terrible assault on His character. He was not only a fraud, said these men, but in league with the Devil. The depth…

Expecting A Scorpion

Luke 11:11-13 — “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? …Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?…” In these familiar verses, Jesus encourages His disciples to pray by emphasising the loving heart of their Heavenly Father. If they were…

Pray

Luke 11:5-10 — “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…” Jesus prefaced these famous words with an illustration of a man who shamelessly persisted in asking his friend for bread. He knocked on his friend’s door at midnight and wouldn’t take “no”…

Teach Us To Pray

Luke 11:1-4 — “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray…” In reply to this disciple’s request Jesus gave what we know as the “Lord’s Prayer.” He gave it as part of His Sermon on…