Passage: Luke 7:1-50 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: The Gospel of Luke - Past Promises, Present Redemption
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Luke 7 is a bit of a long, complex chapter. There is an account of a healing, another regarding the raising of a dead man, and a final one about a prostitute who is forgiven by Jesus. Woven into these three stories we learn about John the Baptist who is questioning whether Jesus really is the Messiah, and we’re introduced to a distasteful Pharisee who sees no need for a Savior. So how do these different puzzle pieces fit together? Well, Luke is setting the stage for his readers to understand Jesus’ preaching ministry. Our Lord is about to go from village to village “bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God” (Luke 8:3), but what is this good news all about? And who is it for? That’s what we’ll learn about through these various accounts in Luke 7. Through our study, may the Lord help us receive this good news afresh.