As if to demonstrate Jesus’ power and authority again, Luke highlights the calming of the sea and the deliverance of the Demoniac, absolute power over the physical elements and the spiritual entities.
We learn from Jesus meal with Simon the Pharisee, not unlike with His meal with the tax collectors and sinners, that Jesus came for those who were in great need…
Jesus teaches that in order to have true religion we must live a different way. To the religious Jews nothing is more sacrosanct than the Sabbath. They think they are pleasing God by forcibly enforcing the Sabbath laws upon the people, hanging a weight on them that even they struggle to keep. Jesus hits right at the heart of this hypocrisy and so begins the conspiracy by them to do something about Jesus.
Jesus is preaching to a dense crowd by the Sea of Galilee when He calls the fishermen Peter, James and John…
…we find Jesus demonstrating His authority. He quotes from Isaiah 61 and claims to be the one spoken of in the text He has read.
Having heard about the striking circumstances surrounding the pregnancy of John the Baptist’s mother Elizabeth, we now see his calling and ministry.
Luke, a medical doctor in the first century undertook to collate all that he and others had seen with their own eyes. If they had been invented, he would have gone round with a dictaphone and note pad interviewing loads of people who had seen or been with Jesus from his birth to his death and beyond. With this information he wrote an orderly account of all that took place and recorded his wonderful historical document.
What do you have strong roots in?
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How easy it is to love those who love us, since we are nice, agreeable people! But what about those who don’t reciprocate?
Some thoughts from the Sermon on the Mount.