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Week 38 Day 4
Luke stresses that the good news of Jesus is for all people
God's love is inclusive--
Jews and Gentiles alike
both men and women
young and old
rich and poor
slave and free
the sick and the well
saints and sinners
Whoever you are
especially if you think
you don't have a chance
God is for you!
Luke's heroes are
lepers and other outcasts.
Luke likes to turn everything upside down when he answers questions
Who are the righteous?
Where did Jesus find faith?
TURNING THE TABLES
A wise woman, a foolish man;
a thankful Samaritan and ungrateful Jews.
Luke 10, 12 & 17
38Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha
welcomed Him into her house. 39She had a sister called Mary,
who sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. 40But Martha was
distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said,
"Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?
Tell her to help me." 41Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha,
you are worried about many things. 42But one thing is needed,
and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken
away from her."
13Then one from the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my
brother to divide the inheritance with me." 15Jesus said to them,
"Take heed of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in
the abundance of possessions." 16He spoke a parable to them:
"The ground of a rich man yielded plentifully. 17He thought
to himself, 'What shall I do; I have no room to store my crops?'
18So he said, 'I will pull down my barns and build greater,
and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 I will say
to my soul, "You have many goods laid up for many years; take
your ease; eat, drink, and be merry."' 20But God said to him,
'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose
will those things be?' 21So is he who lays up treasure for
himself, and is not rich toward God." 22Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not worry about your life. 24Consider the ravens, they neither sow nor reap; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
11As He went to Jerusalem He passed through Samaria and
Galilee. 12At a certain village, there met Him ten men who
were lepers, who stood afar off. 13They lifted up their voices
and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" 14He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." As they went, they were cleansed. 15One of them returned, and glorified God, 16and fell down at His feet, giving Him thanks. He was a Samaritan.
17So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed?
Where are the nine? 18Were there not any found who returned
to give glory to God except this foreigner?" 19And He said to
him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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