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The Book of Luke

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…

Love Hurts

Luke 22:39-46 In the Garden of Gethsemane we are reminded that for the Savior, Love Hurts. In a way we cannot understand Jesus, in his humanity, went to a dark and agonizing place as he bore the weight of what was about to happen to him on the cross. We first see the agony and horror he felt from the prospect of…

Hope in the Midst of Sin and Misery – Part 2

Luke 22:31-38 In the Upper Room on the night Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, the sin and misery of the world was on full display – and yet in the mist of it there is great hope for Christ’s followers. In part one (10/8/17, Luke 22:21-30) we saw this sin and misery in Judas’ evil betrayal of Jesus, and yet there was…

Hope in the Face of Sin and Misery – Part 1

Luke 22:21-30 In many of the interactions in the Upper Room, the sin and misery of the world is put on full display. We see it first in the treachery of Judas in betraying the Lord. Even after walking and talking with him for three-plus years, seeing him perform miracles, listening to his authoritative teaching and seeing his compassion for sinners –…