There is a striking contrast in today’s Gospel lesson between Jesus and two of his closet disciples. Jesus is preparing them for his death. They were approaching Jerusalem where Jesus would die on behalf of all mankind in obedience to the will of God. It is the purpose he had been sent for and the purpose he would fulfill. He, the true servant of God and mankind, was seeking God’s glory and our good.Continue reading
In chapter 7, Luke invites his readers to ask “Who is Jesus?” and.”Where did he get his authority?”
But Luke keeps exploding the answers of Jesus’ contemporaries in order to force us to confront the unexpected reality of Jesus’ person and power.
Listen as Pastor Hinkle connects the dots to reveal Luke’s picture of Jesus.
Audio Sermon Luke 10:1-20
Jesus was preparing 72 men as his advance teams. They would go to various towns and tell the people that Jesus was coming and the kingdom of God was near. Although, the training was specific to them, there are important things we can learn by listening to what he taught those men about the people they would encounter. After all, the people they spoke to were people like us. How would the people respond? How will you respond to what the Bible says about Jesus?
Audio Sermon Luke 7:1-10
Why would Jesus help a Roman Centurion?
Was it because he was worthy? (The Centurion didn’t think he was.)
Did the man’s faith make a difference? If so, how?
Why DID Jesus heal the man’s servant?
Here is Pastor Hinkle’s take on Luke’s account: