Vv 19 this is my body. Roman Catholic view, Lutheran’s view and Protestant view. 1 Cor 11. The Lord is transforming from the Passover to the Lord’s table. About the unity of the church. How do you remember the Lord each supper? Both retrospective and prospective. It is a major change for the Jews. Check yourself that you are in unity with the church. Are you not going to the Lord’s table because you are not dealing with your sin? Non believers at breaking of bread? Our church takes the stance that Judas was not at the Lord’s table. He left halfway?
Remeber Puritans died for attending the holy Communion.
Amillennialism and postmillennialism don’t believe in the rapture. Premillennialism is pro rapture.
Abomination of desolation. Vv32 focus on God and not on this world. Vv36 pray that you can endure the end times. Are you a man of prayer?
Vv34 a substitute to take away the pain. Don’t fall into that. WW2 Germans throws a party. Belchazar throws a party.
End times, eventually things are gonna be good.
Widows. What have learnt from giving out of your poverty? The focus is the cruelty of the Pharisees. Give cheerfully. Give out of your heart and not your hands. Keep mind the book of Luke is a narrative. It is descriptive. Compare it with other bible passages. Do not adopt the wrong doctrine like the Pharisees are preaching. Work based doctrine. The background and context are lampposts for the message.
The destruction of the temple. You are God’s temple. God’s spirit lives in you. Emmanuel. The Olivet discourse. Must be read with Mat 24-25. A truncated form.
Vv13. Why bear witness? It is not when bit what you do with your life now. 1 Pet 3:14-15. A defence of our faith when ppl ask. Has anybody asked you about your hope/faith?
Paying Taxes to Caesar. Romans 13 all government established by God. Jesus separated the two spheres.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Government pushing for gay marriage? Government pushing equal religious movement.
Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection. Gen 38.
Psa 16:9 — Psa 16:11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? Jesus is both man and God. The Pharisees saw the Messiah as a man.
Vv 47 Are you being ignorant? There will be a greater condemnation for those.
The Authority of Jesus Challenged. Debating unbelievers. If someone smears God’s name or a false gospel is preached. 1 Pet suffering. Ravi Zacharias using philosophy to preach the gospel? Share the gospel and do not be offended.
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants. Anyone who rejects the cornerstone will be pulverised when God judges.
The ten minas. During the week before the Passover. Exodus mindset in the Jews. Jesus addressed this will not a deliverance from Rome. A picture of Jesus going back to heaven. The servants represents the disciples (us). The master is Jesus. 1 mina equals one and the same gospel message.
What are the rewards? Heavenly rewards. Can the gospel message be taken away from you? The lazy servant didn’t regard the mina as precious. The relationship with the master was a disgruntled one. A presumptuous tone.
The Triumphal Entry. The Colt is a symbol of humbleness and not war. Why the public entry? Jesus’s time had come. He wanted to draw the attention of Jerusalem and what will happen in the next few days.
Jesus cleanses the temple. The animal sacrifices became a business. What are the principals that can be applied? Reverance for God’s place of worship. 1 Cor 6:19 the church is a temple. We are temples of God. Where God is. Romans, a living sacrifice to God. What is demonstrating reverance? Don’t treat God as a buddy. Your picture of God effects the way you live. Are you disrespecting God? Is your mind wandering at church?
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Would you have meals with an open sinner? What if your child wants to marry a non believer? Are you judging? Be gentle my brother.
Can a Christian family disagree about certain instances? E.g. going to seminary, a wife going into the mission field. Look at Barnabas and Paul.
The blind beggar. The last miracle before Jerusalem. Don’t judge vocal Christians. Don’t be fatalistic, keep praying. How much do you want to see God? Are doing God’s will?
The contrast between God and this unjust judge. From lesser to the greater argument. We don’t have to wear God down. As you pray God you open your heart to God. God can change your heart or prayer through His word or circumstances. When God doesn’t show us the answer persist. Yet if He does, do not persist.
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Self righteousness. Addressed to those who believe in a work based religion. There is a Pharisee lurking in all of us. There is no such thing as an ok fail.
Luke 18:13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’
Atonement and humility.
The picture of the tax collector is dispised. The audience would of been shocked. The first is last and last is first. There is no way I can myself. Matthew Davis.
Augustine. Beating your heart is an acknowledgement of your sinful heart.
Childlike in our search for God’s kingdom. Infants and children have no concept of pride but they are sinful.
Urgency. The Lord will come like a theif in the night.
the coming of the Lord. Not what the disciples expected. Not a chronological sequence. The day of the Lord will come at the end of the tribulation. We stand on the literal interpretation. Vv34-36 Has Jesus come yet? One could say that the Lord compresses these events in the future vv25. Zephaniah judgement, wonderful judgement. Vv37 the Lord has already come. Lot considered as selfish.
Vv29. Lot is not perfect yet God saves him. Grace.
Luke 17:33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.
Hand to the plough and looks back. Cannot serve two masters.
Vv34-35. The ones left behind are the saved. It has the potential to divide families. The ones taken out are reserved for judgement.