Luke 4:1-13

Luke 4:1-13 Divinity and Humanity

There are very few times scripturally where the devil appeared face to face with man. The Gospel of Luke is one of those times. This was the standoff between good and evil that would set the tone for the Christ’s mission in the world.  The temptation was real in that the devil would be able to offer the things he was offering, but Jesus had no intention of caving in to the demands of the devil.  Whatever authority the devil had to do anything, Jesus would strip is away piece by piece until there is nothing left.  Jesus did not come in self aggrandizement or to enslave himself for the sake of becoming like mankind.  Christ came as a servant to reign victorious and overthrow the forces of evil that have tempted you and I.

Luke 3:21-38

Luke 3:21-38 A Story of Earth and Eternity

John The Baptist had sought to prepare the hearts and minds of those in the world for the coming of the Savior.  With the birth of Jesus the stage was set for the work of the Messiah.  30 years into the His life, the ministry of Jesus Christ was inaugurated by His baptism.  At the outset, Luke clearly lays out the mission and direction of Jesus Christ.  Luke shows where Christ stood in the grand scheme of eternity and the biblical narrative.  As the Spirit of God descends on Jesus, in the physical form of a dove, the Father voice commandingly booms from heaven.  The fullness of God, all three persons of the Trinity have converged in this moment to rescue mankind. 

The Gospel of Luke 3:1-20

Luke 3:1-20 A Faith Worth Boldly Living

John the Baptist speaks with a strength and faith that surpasses even the strongest of the Pharisees and religious leaders of his time.  He wastes no time and directly piercing the heart with his strong rhetoric and direct preaching.  He calls the religious leaders a brood of vipers for failing to see the story of faith unfolding right before them.  As difficult as this may have been, John was able to speak with clarity and boldness as one who spoke empowered by the faith in Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:41-52

Luke 2:41-52: Where Else But Home

Luke writes with major foreshadowing of the time that would be coming. For Jesus seemingly went missing and was found on the third day. Furthermore, He was found keeping about the business of His heavenly Father and proclaiming the good news to all who would receive it. This is the same thing with His crucifixion. For Mary, this was a difficult time fearing she had not only lost her son but had lost the Son of Man. For Jesus, however, when he noticed that His community had left Him, He knew to seek solace in the house of His Heavenly Father.

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Luke 2:22-40 Awaiting The Timing

Make no mistake, shepherds were dirty people. Not morally, although maybe they were, but they were often covered in dirt, sweat and grime. For the sake of protecting the flock, they would stay with the sheep, sleeping in the fields. They smelled like livestock and were not the upper class of society. If you were planning an event for the coming of the King of the Universe, more than likely, you would overlook the shepherds. Yet, it was to the lowly shepherds that the angels announced the birth of the Savior.

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Luke 2:8-21 A Gospel For The Dirty

Make no mistake, shepherds were dirty people. Not morally, although maybe they were, but they were often covered in dirt, sweat and grime. For the sake of protecting the flock, they would stay with the sheep, sleeping in the fields. They smelled like livestock and were not the upper class of society. If you were planning an event for the coming of the King of the Universe, more than likely, you would overlook the shepherds. Yet, it was to the lowly shepherds that the angels announced the birth of the Savior.