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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Luke's Perspective of Jesus: Ch. 1 Message Outlines

Luke 1:5-25 (9)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Study # 9
October 26, 2003
Lincolnton, N.C.

(021)

Thesis:To what end is the Gospel preached? To achieve a different destination, or to produce a different kind of works?

Introduction:[Read Luke 1:15-17.] In our studies to date, we have seen that Gabriel was sent to tell Zacharias and Elizabeth that Yahweh is gracious. The big question for us all is this: what does it mean for us in the details of our lives that Yahweh is gracious? We attempted to partially answer that question in our study a couple of weeks ago when we chased the issue of definition of grace. In that study we saw that the working New Testament definition of grace is God doing for man what He requires of man so that man can move out of the loop of enslaving fear [Note Hebrews 2:15 compared with 8:15] into the reality of love's freedom. This morning we are going to go after this fundamental question again from a different direction. What does it mean for us in the details of our lives that Yahweh is gracious? What answer do we get if we back up and look at the bigger picture?

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