Vv45 they had intellectual knowledge. It is an intimate knowing. Can you learn to swim from a book?
Salvation by grace through faith. Read Scripture 1 what does it mean 2 how does it connect to the Canon 3 what does it mean to me? As you progress in life you need to dig deep into Scripture. Spiritual babes take milk. Do not take comfort in your sound church.
Mums are the Frontline when kids come with questions. Fathers need to support wives.
Lazarus was raised from the dead, why is it harder to believe the Lord raised Himself?
What is the implications of the ressurection? Jesus is God. God is sovereign. The fulfilling of Scripture. The sign that the price has been paid, death has been conquered. Sins have been paid fully.
Death is not the end. Have you spoken about the hope we have in Jesus?
On the road to Emmaus. The two disciples were fiercely debating. As iron sharpens iron. Vv18 God is patient. Vv27 it’s like reading the Bible before and after God open your eyes to the truth.
Vv43 what struck this centurion so much? The supernatural events, the forgiveness, the last prayer and giving up of spirit.
Calvary is full of paradoxes. Even the taunts from the Pharisees were significant.
Jesus is buried. Isa 53:9. Luke makes it very clear that Jesus was dead. Joseph was burning his bridges with the Pharisees. God can use anyone to help. Help us to share the gospel more God.
The wrath of God was satisfied by the propeciation of our sins. The reconciliation of God with man.
Why mention Simonn of Cyrene. A prosolite. Luke may have been familiar with him. We assume Simon would of witnessed the cruxifiction. Rufus and Alexander were his sons, mentioned in Acts.
Bearing children is a blessing from God. What or why would these women want to be barron? Could it be the Roman conquering where they were starved to death? Could it be the Holocaust?
Jesus is green. Israel personified as the dry fruitless tree. The fire of judgement. The dry wood will burn up faster.
Vv34 who did Christ pray for? He prayed for the elect.
Vv40 we are saved because of God. No baptism no sinners prayer. If you don’t come to this conclusion v41 then you won’t be saved. The thief was concerned about the other’s repentance. He acknowledged Christ as Lord. The fruits are plentiful here.
Vv8 Herod a Hasmonean, suppressed his conscience. A morbid curiosity, a deafining silence. Herod had knowledge of God but he continued to reject. It is quite sobering to see ppl reject the gospel over and over.
Vv18 a perverted sense of justice. Vv21 would you follow the crowd? Do not think like the world.
2 Cor 5:21
Should a Christian defend himself? It would be foolish to let someone take advantage of you.
Peter denied Jesus. Just a servant girl broke Peter. When you least expect it, you fall. Take heed on what Paul says, “Arm yourself with the armor of God.” Put yourself in Peter’s shoes. The sheep will scatter. A friend’s hand will be against me.
Which accused would say that He was guilty? Jesus provided the ammunition.
The entire trial against Jesus was illegal. John 18:20-21. Mat26:57
When you are trialed for your faith. 1 Peter 2:21-23. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
Vv36 now take up your knapsack. Times are changing. The Lord is preparing the disciples. Why are the times changing? Financial and the sword. Do your homework. Wars are not won by physical swords but spiritual. Don’t trust in your preparation. The church has a responsibility to provide for missions.
Vv37. Refers Isa 53:12
Jesus prays at the Mount of olives. Mat26. Why did the angels come? To encourage His humanity. Separated from God. Taking on the sins of the world. Heb4:15. pray that you may not enter into temptation.
Covenant of works and grace. Abrahamic covenant (grace)- bless his descendants. Covenant of creation (works) – tree of life. Noahic covenant (grace) – rainbow, God has withheld His judgement. Anytime we have breath we can turn to God. Gen 3:15. Mosaic covenant (works) – curses and blessings for obeying the Lord. Davidic covenant (grace) – Messianic line.
The New covenant. Christ’s blood. The sign – The holy Spirit. Rom 6. Ephesians 1.
Peter denied Christ. Suffering for a purpose. Trust in God’s sovereign will.
Judas and Peter’s betrayal is side by side. Jesus prayed for Peter. Vv33 Peter will turn back to the Lord. A true believer.
Jn 17:9 — Jn 17:12 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
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.