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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 24:44-49

We come to the point where we jump over a lot of Luke because his witness is duplicated elsewhere. Indeed, the only thing left unique to Luke’s Gospel is right before the Ascension. During His last forty days on the … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 19:11-27

It seems a significant number of folks don’t notice how the parable connects to the preface. Jesus was trying to help His disciples see that the He was not planning on instigating a regime change any time soon. In this … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 18:1-14

Luke pulls these two parables together, showing that the issues are related. There’s nothing remarkable about either one and both are among those parables most easily understood in almost any language. There was a judge, mostly likely a Sadducee by … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 17:20-37

Jesus healed ten lepers and only the one Samaritan returned to worship and give thanks. Jesus confirmed how it was his faith that healed him. As the writer of Hebrews notes, faith is the assurance of things we cannot perceive … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 17:5-10

Having just previously discussed with His disciples the necessity of forgiving those who are struggling in faith to overcome moral weaknesses, the Twelve realized this was a huge task. While others might struggle over some of the simpler demands of … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 16:19-31

Jesus is still poking at the scribes and Pharisees. After hammering them for their insistence on perverting Moses to feed their idolatrous materialism, He points out how there was no way they could qualify for entrance into His Messianic Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 16:15-18

Jesus has been teaching and explaining how the Covenant was aimed at allowing fallen people, kicked out of Eden, to find their way back through the Flaming Sword. The whole purpose of the ritual law was to provoke genuine penitence, … Continue reading

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