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Larry Thompson
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JESUS: IS HE GOD OR BEELZEBUL - LUKE 11:14-23
In this passage, Luke turns from Jesus’ teaching about prayer to his casting out a demon and encountering opposition. The emphasis is actually on the opposition. The telling of the miracle itself is brief. This is in keeping with the greater context of the ...

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OUR DAILY BREAD
As we saw in our study of the Lord’s Prayer in the book
of Luke, Jesus taught us to pray “Give us each day our daily bread”. (Luke
11:3) He wants us to trust God to provide for our daily needs and, trusting
God, to ask for them. And, of course, at the end o...

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GOD'S RESPONSE TO PRAYER - LUKE 11:5-13
After teaching the disciples the form of prayer, he went on to teach them about God’s response to prayer. He did this in a parable recorded at Luke 10:5-13. This parable only appears in Luke’s gospel. In this parable a person has a friend arrive at his hous...

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God would not exhort us so earnestly to pray, unless he was
ready to grant our petitions. Let us blush at our sloth: he is more ready to
give than we are to receive. (St. Augustine)

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THE LORD'S PRAYER - LUKE 11:1-4
The Lord Teaches About Prayer Luke 11:1-4 This passage begins with Jesus praying. This was common for him. Luke has already shown us six times Jesus prayed. This time the disciples were watching and listening. Evidently, the disciples were not know for thei...

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BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO SEE - LUKE 10:21-41
Jesus Rejoices 10:21-24 The context here is the return of the 72 disciples and their power over demons and sickness. After hearing their reports, Jesus rejoiced. Notice that Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit. Here we see all of the members of the Trinity me...

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JESUS SENDS THE 72 - LUKE 10:1-20
Sending the 72 Disciples: the 2nd mission trip. 10:1-12 After rebuffing some who wanted to follow him, Jesus appointed some from from among his disciples to send on a mission trip. Some versions say there were 72 disciples sent; some say 70. He sent them to...

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COST OF FOLLOWING JESUS, PART 2 - LUKE 9:51-62
Turning Toward Jerusalem 9:51-56 Verse 51 marks a turning point in Luke. From here though 19:44, Luke writes of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Jesus “set his face” to go to Jerusalem and die. Luke writes of the timing: “when the days drew near for him to be t...

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FOUR EVENTS\FOUR FAILURES - LUKE 9:37-50
Casting a Demon From A Boy 9:37-43 There is a stark contrast here between the glory of Christ and the failure of man. Jesus came down the mountain after revealing his glory to Peter, James and John. There they met the other 9 disciples who had miserably fai...

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THE TRANSFIGURATION - LUKE 9:28-36
The Transfiguration 9:28-36 Luke begins this story with a time reference. He wrote that this event occurred about 8 days after “these sayings”. He refers to Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Christ (20), Jesus’ foretelling this death and resurrection (22) ...
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