The Gospel According To Luke

Worried — Not Worried

Luke 13:31-33 — “Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.” There were certain Pharisees who told Jesus that Herod Antipas was planning to kill Him. When Jesus heard this, He was completely untroubled. He…

The Open Door

Luke 13:22-30 — “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” In this passage we see Jesus urging His audience to enter into the kingdom of God before the door was shut. Jesus was very direct with His hearers in…

A Very Angry Pastor

Luke 13:10-17 — “And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day…” In these verses, Luke records a miracle that Jesus performed during a worship service on the Sabbath. He healed a woman who had been painfully disabled for nearly 20 years. It was a cause for great…

The Fruitless Fig Tree

Luke 13:6-9 — “He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.” In these verses we have one of Jesus’ lesser-known parables, one that perhaps we’ve not thought about very much. It’s a simple story and it had…

Think About Your Death

Luke 13:1-5 — “Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Death is not a pleasant subject, but we do manage to talk about the deaths of other people without too much discomfort. There has…

Discerning The Time

Luke 12:54-59 — “Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?” What time are we living in right now? What should we as Christians be concentrating on? How should we think about world events and Bible prophecy? There…

Gospel Fire

Luke 12:49-53 — “I am come to send fire on the earth…” Many people today have a superficial and comfortable idea of who Jesus was and what He taught. They regard Him has a largely inoffensive character who’s example we should probably follow. But is that right? Is that who Jesus really is?  In this text…

Servants & Kings

Luke 12:41-48 — “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.” In these verses, Jesus continues to teach His disciples about His return. He tells them that everyone needs to be ready.…

Ready For His Return?

Luke 12:35-40 — “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” Christians have always believed that Jesus will return. We don’t know when, so we need to be ready! This is the clear message that Jesus gave His disciples and in these verses He described…