Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
September 3, 2020
Pastor Rick Kabrick
The Gospel of Luke. Part 3. CH 6-7. Pastor Rick Kabrick.
Luke really details what’s going on here. The Disciples are separating the wheat from the chaff by rubbing it together.
There are 7 Sabbath miracle…but I bet you Jesus was constantly challenging their interpretation of the added rules they threw onto the Sabbath. Those in power love to make rules, some of very sincere.
The same is true for us, we say we serve, and indeed many do, service to GOD is service to others and that costs us something or at least it should.
The Imperishable Crown.
The Crown of Rejoicing.
The Crown of Righteousness.
The Crown of Glory.
The Crown of Life.
HE exalted what the world despised and rejected what the world admired. Jesus turned upside-down (which was now right side up) their perception of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus warned us to not let the lust of being popular and of being accepted get the best of us. And we all want it…
4 types of love in the bible: Agape,
Phileo (Philadelphia), Storge (storegay).
We will become like those we follow, so we must decide to choose good teachers to follow.
1CO 15:33, Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
An example of looking for a speck in the eye of another while ignoring the plank in one’s own is when the religious leaders brought the woman taken in adultery to Jesus. She had certainly sinned; but their sin was much worse.
The word of GOD, living in HIS plan for your life, you have a strong foundation to withstand the attacks of the world. As opposed to the one who trusted in the world which is the KOD.
Under Roman law, a master had the right to kill his slave, and it was expected that he would do so, if the slave became ill or injured to the point where he could not work. No benefits at all.
John the Baptizer had his own disciples and they thought maybe he was the Messiah.
Remember these are Jews. John the Baptist was a Jew and he was wondering himself whether Jesus was the Messiah.
From ISA 35 and elsewhere they could recognize the words. So, HE was saying, look I’m fulfilling the prophecy you know or should know and in other words YES I’M the One.
MAL 3:1, “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.
The religious leaders had little use for the demonstration of repentance in John’s baptism. Their hearts were hard towards John, so it was no surprise that they were also hard towards Jesus.
If the message of the messenger is unwelcome, nothing that the messenger can say or do will be accepted.
What do you want, nothing satisfies you. Some of the hardest people to be around are those who are implacable.
Even the guests began to realize that Jesus was more than a prophet; He was divinely able to forgive an unclean woman.”