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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Luke's Perspective of Jesus: Ch. 6 Message Outlines

Luke 6:6-11 (2)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 6 Paragraph # 2 Study # 2
September 9, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

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Thesis:Jesus' antagonism toward the destroyers of the people is very great.

Introduction:The major thesis of Luke 5:17-6:11 is that the reasons for the rejection of Jesus as the Kinsman-Redeemer were completely illegitimate. Luke wrote to Theophilus to give him a more solid basis for his development into a lover of God than he had. However, Luke knew that no one becomes a lover of God without believing the facts. In this world there are only two issues that are important. The first is whether, or not, a person has any inclination whatsoever to put God first in all of the decisions of his life. The second is whether, or not, a person has any inclination to trust the God he claims to have put first in all of the decisions of his life. Luke knew that Theophilus had an inclination to develop into a lover of God. Luke also knew that Theophilus would never get there unless he had a sufficient foundation for faith so that he could get through each day's complexities without succumbing to the temptation to take control of his own life. So, Luke wrote to tell Theophilus about how Jesus deliberately healed a man's withered right hand on the Sabbath so that Theophilus could better understand his Kinsman-Redeemer, whom he had determined to love.

This morning we are going to take a look at something Luke told Theophilus about his Kinsman-Redeemer that Theophilus needed to know. That "something" has to do with Jesus' deliberate humiliation of the proud.


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