The Gospel According To Luke

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…

Not In Harmony With Jesus

Luke 9:51-56 — “But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” As Jesus made His way to Jerusalem there was a Samaritan village that refused to receive Him. In response to…

That Ugly Sectarian Spirit

Luke 9:49-50 — “Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.” The disciples had tried to stop a man from doing ministry in Jesus’ name because he was not part of their group. Jesus rebuked the disciples and went on to tell them how they ought to think…