The Gospel According To Luke

Don’t Miss The Message

Luke 11:47-48 — “Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers…”  Jesus accused the law experts in His day of giving their approval to the murder of the prophets. How could this be? Didn’t these…

Bad Lawyers

Luke 11:45-54 — “Woe unto you also, ye lawyers!…” A lawyer in First Century Judea and Galilee was akin to a cross between a law professor and a minister of religion. He was an expert in the Law of Moses and primarily a teacher. Many lawyers also belonged to the sect of the Pharisees or…

Heretics Unmasked

Luke 11:42-44 — “Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God…” As he sat at lunch in a Pharisee’s home, Jesus declared a short series of “woes” against the Pharisees! He denounced them for certain aspects of their character…

Hearts Warm For Jesus

Luke 11:37-41 — “Did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?” Jesus had kindly accepted an invitation to a meal in the home of a Pharisee. When He did not wash his hands before eating, the Pharisee was amazed. This washing was not for hygienic purposes, but was a…

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…