God…Man…JESUS

The Baptism of Jesus, 3:21-22 Jesus’ endorsement of John: Luke is the only Gospel writer to share that Jesus was praying. This is the first of three times that there is a voice from heaven; second, at the Transfiguration, Luke 9:28-38; and third, at the Temple during Passion Week, John 12:28. This is the first […]

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Preparing The Way Luke 3:1-18

The setting, Luke 3:1-2 Luke, the historian, provides his readers with the key political and religious figures of the day, providing us a fairly close date in history John the Baptist, the Man: His description, Matthew 3:4; his location, the desert and the Jordan, the wilderness; John knew who he was and who he was […]

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New Year’s Sunday

THE GREATEST STORY A New Journey Luke 2:39-52 A reminder of who this Child is and His purpose in coming…. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found […]

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Luke 2:1-20

Luke’s account focuses on just a few hours in a single night. His view is both political and global. Historical setting, 2:1-7 Caesar Augustus Quirinius Bethlehem, vs. 4-5 This location is the key to Jesus’ identity as the Son of David. He could not be born anywhere else, Micah 5:2. Humble beginning, vs. 6-7 This […]

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A Revolutionary Christmas Carol

An encounter between Mary and Elizabeth, vs. 39-45: The baby leaps in her womb, v. 41; Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit, v. 41. In response to this encounter, Mary breaks forth with the Gospel message before the Gospel message was proclaimed through Jesus. It is her song of triumph; 30 weeks before Bethlehem […]

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Luke 1 (Week Two)

Kingdom Principle: For nothing is impossible with God, 1:37 In our story today, we meet a young girl living in Nazareth. It was here, in an insignificant town, an angel appeared to an insignificant girl, to bring a message for the ages. A virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendent […]

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Luke 1

The greatest story begins, vs. 1-3. Author: Luke Date: Approximately 60AD Intended Audience: Luke was writing to those outside the Jewish world, those identified as “God-fearers,” Gentiles that were open to this message of hope. Enter into the story: Theophilus, ‘a lover of God,’ a Roman official, a seeker of truth. Setting: This was a […]

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