Text: Genesis 25:1-34. When Sarah died, Abraham married Keturah, and she bore for him many sons. But God’s covenant promise went to none of them. Before Abraham died he only gave gifts to Keturah’s sons, but everything of his inheritance he gave to Isaac. It’s not because he didn’t love Keturah’s sons, but he was showing faithfulness to[…]

Text: Luke 12: 1-59. In this passage, Jesus continues His teaching on eternal life, acknowledging Christ as one’s Saviour and Lord before me (v.8). The man who blasphemes against the Holy Sprit will not be forgiven (v.10), meaning deliberate, persistent, and unrepentant resistance to the work of the Holy Spirit. Behind such, there is work of the devil. Such[…]

Text: Luke 11: 1-54. The main question that is being tackled in this chapter is ‘how can one obtain eternal life?’ The Jews thought the answer was to be scrupulously religious, but Jesus rebuked them severely for this (vv. 37-52). Their religion ignores the fact that God, unlike other people, looks at our heart, not superficial appearances! The text[…]

Text: Luke 10: 1-42. In this passage, we see Jesus teaching people why it is important to know Him as He is: He is the only means of knowing God (v.22) and the only means of gaining eternal life (vv. 23-42). On the other hand, rejecting Him leads to condemnation (vv. 13-16). So, knowing Jesus personally is the[…]

Text: Luke: 9: 1-62. This chapter comes to a major turning point in verses 18-22 as Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ and as Jesus moves to Jerusalem to suffer and accomplish what He came to do on earth (vv. 50-51). Before these verses, the Gospel story shows how Jesus is still beyond everyone’s comprehension although people continue to[…]

Text: Luke 8: 1-56. This passage continues with the themes of the Person of Jesus Christ and the response of faith that Jesus is seeking, that is, a faith built on a correct understanding of Jesus Christ in contrast to the response of rejection that has predominated the Gospel story of Luke so far. As you study this[…]

Text: Luke 7: 1-50. As we study this passage, we shall notice that Jesus’ self-revelation and how people respond to that revelation are inseparably bound together. So far, the main high points of the message center around who Jesus is, what Jesus has come to do and how people respond to Jesus. Although there are many different responses to[…]

Text: Luke 6: 1-49. In this text, we see Jesus continuing to explicitly and openly describe a distinct way for His true followers that marks them out as children of God who reflect the true character of God to the world as opposed to the out-ward observance of the law. From among the people in general, Jesus is[…]

Text: Luke 5: 1-39. The Jews have, until this point in St. Luke’s Gospel, had the honour of being called God’s people. However, if they will not accept that their religion should focus on God’s own Son who has the authority to forgive sins, then they are not God’s true people. Jesus, therefore, begins to redefine who God’s[…]

Text: Luke 4: 1-44. In this chapter, we see the early stages of Jesus’ ministry, and how He avoids the kind of end-justifies-the-means thinking as He resisted Satan on three occasions and consciously choosing to follow the Will of His Father, God, down the hard road of His ministry (vv. 1-13). His refusal to be derailed from focusing on[…]