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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

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

Luke 6:20-49 (11)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 6 Paragraph # 5 Study # 11
December 9, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

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Thesis:The overall thesis of Jesus' "Kingdom Truth" is "Love".

Introduction:Last week I used Jesus' deliberate "description" of His audience ("you that are still listening") to address the issue that faces us all: are we going to set a boundary upon what we will yield to God? If we are, there is no need to go any further in our "religious behavior". We might as well stop coming to church, get rid of all of our "so-called" religious music, drop out of all of the things that are driven by some form of loyalty to Jesus, and, at least, stop being hypocrites. Jesus, Himself, said that if we were not going to be loyal to Him, He would prefer that we oppose Him because "luke-warmness" makes Him want to puke.

Now, as we move on as those who are still listening, we come to why Jesus raised the issue of whether we were still listening. The paragraph before us (6:27-36) tells us what is expected of the sons of the Kingdom of God...and it begins with the "L" word: Love.

This morning we are going to look into the overall principle: Love others.


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