The Gospel According To Luke

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…

Worrying Yourself Away From Jesus

Luke 10:38-42 — “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things…” What was Martha’s mistake? What prompted Jesus to gently rebuke her when she asked Him to order her sister Mary to help her in the kitchen? That’s the question we seek to answer as we work…

The Bad Lawyer

Luke 10:25-37 — “And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?…” The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most well-known in the New Testament. It has much to teach us about loving our neighbour and overcoming prejudice, but is that really…

The Holy Spirit Joy Of Jesus Christ

Luke 10:21-24 — “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth…” There are very few examples in the Gospels where Jesus is seen rejoicing. In this text we have one of them and we see that He expressed His joy outwardly and overtly in praise…

Missing The Point And Becoming Proud

Luke 10:17-20 — “In this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” The seventy disciples returned from their mission in Galilee and they were excited, not about the people who’d been converted, but about the power they had exercised. They were at risk of…

More Tolerable For Sodom – Part 2

Luke 10:12-16 — “He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me…” These were Jesus’ final words before sending out the seventy disciples into Galilee to preach the Gospel. They contain a truth that would cause them to be careful in their proclamation and also give them great encouragement. This truth applies…

More Tolerable For Sodom – Part 1

Luke 10:12-16 — “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented.” In His closing instructions to the seventy disciples, Jesus turned His attention to three towns in Galilee where He had…

Lambs Among Wolves

Luke 10:1-12 — “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves…” There has been much discussion among evangelical Christians about religious freedom and freedom of speech. Many are concerned that we may no longer have the ability to proclaim the Christian message in the public square. Could we be entering a season…

Other Things First

Luke 9:57-62 — “Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first…” In this passage we witness Jesus’ interaction with three disciples who expressed a desire to follow Him. Rather than affirming the first disciple, Jesus told him what following Him would cost. The second and third disciple each offered an excuse as to why they…