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The Book of Luke

The Ascended Lord

Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:1-12 The ascension is an important event in our Savior’s ministry. By it, God declared Christ’s earthly, incarnate ministry over – he would no longer be physically present. While it seems impossible, this would actually lead to “greater things” being done by his followers and the Church. This is because of the implications brought about by his ascension. First, Jesus…

Witnesses to the World

Luke 24:44-49 In Jesus instruction and charge of his disciples recorded here, we are given an example to follow as we seek to be witnesses to the world around us. There are four aspects of Jesus sermon that we can learn from. First, Jesus’ sermon to his followers was Biblical. It was based in what the word said – not in personal…

The Gracious Savior

Luke 24:36-47 In Jesus’ first post-resurrection appearance to the disciples in the Upper Room, we are once again reminded of the hope we can find when we commit ourselves to know and understand all the Scriptures. Jesus’ disciples were Confused, not knowing what to believe. They saw him crucified and knew he had been buried, but now some were saying he had…

From Floundering to Faith

Luke 24:13-35 In the account of Jesus instructing the Emmaus Road disciples, we are reminded that in God’s word we have lasting hope and all we need to be saved – for all the word points us to Christ and his work. We are often like the Floundering Disciples – not understanding who Christ is or what he has done. At such…

The Innocent One Dies

Luke 23:44-49 In three of the miracles that surrounded Christ’s death on the cross, we are reminded about the significance of his death. In the miracle of darkness that covered the whole land, we are reminded that Christ bore the divine judgment of God for us on the cross. His bearing of God’s wrath means there is no more atonement for sins…

An Unlikely Convert

Luke 23:39-43 As we look at the two criminals on the cross, we are encountered with a decision all men must make, whether or not to fear God, confess our sins and place our faith in Jesus as King and Savior – or whether to live in rebellion against him. We see this as we look first at The Hardened and Hopeless…

The Innocent One is Crucified

Luke 23:26-38 In these verse of Jesus going to and being on the cross, we get three glimpses of our Savior. First, we see A Broken Savior – one whose body was disfigured by his beatings and who was tired from difficult emotions and a lack of sleep. Because of this he was too weak to carry his own cross and Simon…

The Innocent One is Condemned

Luke 23:1-25 In Christ’s trial before the Roman authorities of Pilate and Herod, we are reminded of four great truths. First, while all seems to be going awry and Satan seems to be winning, God has a Great Plan and in the end, all these men did was to serve God’s purpose which was to provide for our salvation. It reminds us…

The Light Shines in the Darkness

Luke 22:63-71 As we consider the Jewish trials of Jesus, we discover that they were filled with darkness. The laws broke by the Jewish authorities in the first two “pretrials” are numerous, but this was due to the hardness of their hearts, the darkness of their minds and their hatred of Jesus; and the trial held during the day only served to…