Week 38   Day 4

 

Luke stresses that the good news of Jesus is for all  people 

God's love is inclusive--

            Jews and Gentiles alike 

            both men and women 

            young and old 

            rich and poor 

            slave and free 

            the sick and the well 

            saints and sinners 

Whoever you are

            especially if you think

            you don't have a chance 

God is for you!

 

Luke's heroes are

            sinners 

            tax collectors 

            Samaritans 

            women 

            Gentiles 

            shepherds 

            old people

            lepers and other outcasts.

 

 Luke likes to turn everything upside down when he answers questions

            like 

                        Who are the righteous? 

                        Where did Jesus find faith?

 

 

 

                                  TURNING THE TABLES

                           A wise woman, a foolish man;

               a thankful Samaritan and ungrateful Jews.

                                         Luke 10, 12 & 17

 

    38Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha

welcomed Him into her house.  39She had a sister called Mary,

who sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word.  40But Martha was

distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said,

"Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? 

Tell her to help me."  41Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha,

you are worried about many things.  42But one thing is needed,

and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken

away from her."

    13Then one from the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my

brother to divide the inheritance with me."  15Jesus said to them,

"Take heed of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in

the abundance of possessions."  16He spoke a parable to them: 

"The ground of a rich man yielded plentifully.  17He thought

to himself, 'What shall I do; I have no room to store my crops?' 

18So he said, 'I will pull down my barns and build greater,

and there I will store all my crops and my goods.  19 I will say

to my soul, "You have many goods laid up for many years; take

your ease; eat, drink, and be merry."'  20But God said to him,

'Fool!  This night your soul will be required of you; then whose

will those things be?'  21So is he who lays up treasure for

himself, and is not rich toward God." 
     
22Jesus said to his disciples,
"Do not worry about your life.  
24Consider the ravens, they
neither sow nor reap; and God
feeds them.  Of how much more
value are you than the birds? 
25And which of you by worrying
can add one cubit to his stature? 
27Consider the lilies, how
they grow:  they neither toil nor spin;
yet Solomon in all
his glory was not arrayed like one of these."

    11As He went to Jerusalem He passed through Samaria and

Galilee.  12At a certain village, there met Him ten men who

were lepers, who stood afar off.  13They lifted up their voices

and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"  14He said to them,
"Go, show yourselves to the priests." 
As they went, they were
cleansed.  15One of them
returned, and glorified God, 16and
fell down
 at His feet, giving Him thanks.  He was a Samaritan. 

17So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? 

Where are the nine?  18Were there not any found who returned

to give glory to God except this foreigner?"  19And He said to

him, "Arise, go your way.  Your faith has made you well."
           This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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