Luke

THE ORDERLY ACCOUNTS

Luke-Acts are two books but one volume, these orderly accounts are going to satisfy any logical systematic thinker. Luke, having investigated everything from the beginning presents his gospel of what Jesus did and said. He then continues in Acts presenting what the disciples did and said. A must for any New Christian these books are the foundation of not only what Jesus did but the beginnings of the Church we see today.

PART ONE | PART TWO

 
 

 

Part One

FOR THE SON OF MAN CAME TO SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST

L 19:10


DIVE

READ WHAT HE DOES AND DO WHAT HE DOES

I love teaching because it really shows you what you do and don’t know about the Bible. Students come up with the best questions, that can challenge the way you think as a teacher. One great question was from a student in my Luke-Acts class. I was teaching on Acts 2 the coming of the Holy Spirit and the student raised their hand and asked "The Holy Spirit came at Pentecost in Acts 2 and as Pentecostals, we make a big deal of this moment. The chapter is called The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost, so I’m guessing that there was no Holy Spirit in the Old Testament at all?" What a great question!

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DEEP DIVE

Welcome to our first Deep Dive! Our Deep Dive posts allows us to go even deeper into the themes, language and theology of the book that we are reading.  It is up to you how deep you want to go in your journey as you study each book, we have three levels: Snapshot, Dive or Deep Dive.

For our first Deep Dive I want to take you a little further into the themes and language found in the book of Luke.  This incredible book as we have learnt is the first of a two part series: Luke-Acts. There are specific things that we are meant to understand, but can only be seen when we read the two books together, let me show you some of these themes.

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Part Two

Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

L 9:23


DIVE

WOULD YOU DO WHAT THE DISCIPLES DID?

Sometimes when I listen to the news I find myself saying,  ‘I can’t believe they did that, or if I was there I would have done this’. The thing is we don’t know what we would do in situations until we are put into those situations ourselves.

As we study the different stories in the Gospels, sometimes people will jump out at you and you can ask yourself how would I have felt at that time, would I do what they did? How would you feel being Matthew (Levi) being rejected by every other person, you are to them the enemy that takes their money for the Romans (tax collector) and then Jesus asks you to follow him and comes to your house! (Luke 5:27) Then write down your answer in your Bible.

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DEEP DIVE

This week we’re going to explore the biblical history and concepts of salvation, which when examined at its basic level, begins with the justification of humanity.

We’re going to look at some key terminologies, and concepts within scripture, bearing in mind that the entire progressive narrative of scripture is a prelude and overture culminating magnificently in the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ. Unfortunately, this subject defies simplistic definitions, as it encompasses spiritual, individual, corporate, physical, objective, and subjective experiences, historical and eternal dimensions. However, this should not dissuade our pursuit of knowing Him and His Word, rather it should excite us, and call us to go from glory to glory and develop in wisdom and understanding.

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