#067 Interspersed throughout the gospels Jesus teaches Hard Lessons in both plain talk and parables. I refer to them as Hard because when anyone, believer or not, hears or reads them they get real convicted and defensive. We try to re-couch his words to be less biting and less demanding of obedience.
The theme of this overview of Luke is specifically set to look predominately at some of the Hard Lessons presented in this the longest of the gospels. Let me give you just two to see what you think.
Luke 6:46 - 46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
Luke 14:26-27 and 33 – “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple… 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.”
I believe Jesus is telling us something hard to accept because it means our total and utter separation from our idolatries with the things of this world. And when we get to the epistles, we’ll see this is exactly what his Apostles and disciples believed Jesus had commanded; and that they did. Yet, we tarry at the door…
Listen to this overview of Luke and hear and believe the Hard Lessons Jesus delivered. Enjoy the listen and let me know what the Spirit stirs up in your heart and mind.”
Grace and Peace… DrZ
Show Notes: https://47d800ed-2293-49f4-b1f4-6964b8bcb082.filesusr.com/ugd/ec4c20_eb517c1299e840a4b67c1108e4e00be6.pdf
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