The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8 by Delbert Young video audio sermon notes

The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8 video audio sermon notes

by Delbert Young

The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8 by Delbert Young

The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8 video audio sermon notes

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From sermon After This, the Kingdom of God Luke 8:1-3

We move into chapter eight of our study on the Gospel according to Luke. Let’s read our passage for today.

Luke 8:1-3 AFTER THIS, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

Jesus became a full time itinerant preacher, but that’s not the emphasis. The emphasis in this passage is shown by the first two words, “After this…”Specifically, “after this” was after the sinful woman poured out her alabaster of love upon Jesus, but more meaningfully, it was “after this” phase of ministry. Jesus’ ministry was someplace between a year to a year and a half old. He’s now moving to a new level in his ministry. This passage is a bridge, or transition into the next place Jesus will take those who followed him. In our next lesson, Jesus will begin using unexplained parables. For example,

Luke 8:8 …When he said this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Jesus said something like “I hope you heard it and got it as I’m not explaining it any more. It’s time you get it or go. Get it or get left behind.”

God is patient with us, but a time comes when he pulls back his hand feeding us and expects us to bridge and transition to a higher level if we’re going to seriously follow him. It’s time to stop only listening. It’s time to begin applying and doing. When we first come to Jesus our hearts are full of his presence. We love church. We’re excited about hearing about Jesus. New people sit and listen to me talk fifty minutes and say things like “Where did time go? I could sit and listen all day.” We once hated religious television, but now we have our favorite TV preachers. We just want to hear about Jesus, but about a year to a year and an half into the ministry, we begin looking at our watches. Our minds drift. Our faithfulness is tested. I’m the same, hopefully better, preacher. Church is the same, hopefully better. So, what happened? It’s time to transition with Jesus. Jesus is telling us, “I hope you got it. I want to take you to a higher level. I hope you can make the trip. It’s time to apply and do.” About a year to a year and a half, we all go through an “After this.” (continue sermon notes)

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