Luke 9:37-62  It’s all about the heart…

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Luke 9:37-62  It’s all about the heart…

Luke 9: 37-43 Epileptic healed

37The next day they came down the hill to find a crowd of people waiting for Him. 38A man from the crowd cried out,

“Please help me, Master. Take a look at my son, who is my only child. 39A demon has possessed him, making him shout, cut himself, foam at the mouth, and bruise himself. It almost never stops. 40I asked your disciples to get rid of the demon but they couldn’t“.

41Jesus said;

 “You have no faith and do not follow God. How much longer do I have to put up with you? Bring your son to me”.

42As Jesus came near the son, the devil threw the child to the ground and hurt him. Jesus told the demon to go away and cleaned the child of the evil spirit and gave the healed child back to his father. 43Everyone was amazed that God could do such a thing!

Luke 9: 43-48 Jesus teaches His disciples

But while they spent their time talking about it, Jesus said to His disciples, 

44“Remember carefully what I am telling you now, the Son of Man will be taken and handed over to men”. 

45But they didn’t know what He was talking about, because it didn’t make sense to them and were afraid to ask Him.

46After this, the disciples started to argue about who was the greatest.

47Jesus knew the thoughts of their hearts and took a child and placed him next to Himself, 48and said,

“If you receive this child, you receive Me. If you receive Me, then you receive Him that sent Me. The most humble servant is the one who will be great.”

Luke 9: 49-61 The disciple’s hearts.

49John said, 

“Master, we saw someone else also healing someone of devils in your name, so we told them to stop, because he wasn’t one of us.” 

50Jesus said; 

“No, don’t order them to stop. Anyone who is not against us is for us”.

51When it was time for Him to die, He started going to Jerusalem. 52He sent messengers ahead, who arrived in a village of Samaria, where the people would not receive Him. 53They refused to give Him recognition as He was going to Jerusalem. 54When James and John saw this, they said,

“Lord, can we bring down fire from heaven and burn them up, like Elijah did?” 

55This made Him turn round, sharply criticising them, saying,

“You don’t know the kind of spirit that has you. 56The Son of Man has not come to destroy anyone, but to save”. 

So they moved on towards the next village. 57On the way, they met a man who said to Him, 

“Lord, I will follow you anywhere”.

58 Jesus replied,

“Foxes have holes to live in, and birds of the air have nests to live in, but the Son of Man doesn’t even have a place to sleep”. 

59To another man, He said,

“Follow me”.

The man said,

“Lord, first wait until my father has died, so that I can take care of my funeral responsibilities.”

60Jesus replied, 

“Let those without life, bury the dead, but as for you, spend your time telling others about the Kingdom of God”.

61Another man said, 

“Lord, I will follow you, if you wait for me to go and say goodbye to the family at home.”

62Jesus said, 

“You are not fit for the Kingdom of Heaven if you still want to keep your past life, after you have started following Me.”

—-Summary

“Follow me”.

Today’s Verse… Who is Jesus? 

56The Son of Man has not come to destroy anyone, but to save”. 

Today’s Challenge

“You are not fit for the Kingdom of Heaven if you still want to keep your past life, after you have started following Me.”

Prayer, Praise and Worship

“… He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23. 

Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).

Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.

Prayer suggestions;-

  1. The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
  2. The ‘suffering church.’ https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
  3. Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)

Jesus said, “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” Matthew 26:40.

Pray along with this hymn…O JESUS, I HAVE PROMISED

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Luke 9: 18-27 Jesus is “the Christ of God”.

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Luke 9: 18-27 Jesus is “the Christ of God”.

18While He was praying alone with His disciples, He asked them, 

“Who do people say that I am?”

 19They answered

“Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others say one of the prophets come back to life.”

20So Jesus asked them directly,

 “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered, 

“The Christ of God”.

 21Then He ordered them not to tell anyone.

22 He told them, 

“The Son of Man must suffer so much and be rejected by the religious leaders and killed, and then He will rise again from the dead on the third day. 

23If anyone wants to follow me, He must deny Himself, take up His own cross every day, and then he can follow Me. 

24If you save this life for yourself, you will not get eternal life given to you by God, but if you give up this life to God, you will have eternal life given to you by God. 25How does it help you if you get the whole world, only to lose your soul which lives on, by having it thrown away? 

26If you do not live for Me and the words I speak in this world, I will have nothing to do with you in the next world, where I share glory with My Father and the holy angels. 27I am speaking the truth to you when I say that some of you standing right here will actually get to see the very Kingdom of God which I am talking about, before they die”.

Luke 9:28-36 The Kingdom of God is seen.

28Just eight days later, this happened when Jesus went up a mountain to pray with Peter, James, and John. 29As He prayed He shone as if a light was glowing through Him from the inside out. 30Then Moses and Elijah came and talked with Him, 31shining brightly, talking about the death that He had to suffer in Jerusalem. 32Peter and James had fallen asleep but when they woke up, they saw Jesus as He really was, in His glory, along with the two men standing with Him. 33As the two men were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, 

“Master, it’s fantastic that we saw this. Let’s build something for each one of you”. 

He was speaking without thinking. 34At this, he was interrupted by a cloud which came down on them, which now made them afraid, 35and a voice spoke from inside the cloud saying,

“This is my Son and I love Him, listen to what He is saying”. 

36After the voice stopped, they found Jesus no longer had anyone with Him. At that time they did not tell anyone the things they had seen.

—-Summary

 35and a voice spoke from inside the cloud saying,

“This is my Son and I love Him, listen to what He is saying”. 

Today’s Verse… Who is Jesus? 

20So Jesus asked them directly,

 “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered, 

“The Christ of God”.

 21Then He ordered them not to tell anyone.

Today’s Challenge

20So Jesus asked them directly,

 “But who do you say that I am?”

Prayer, Praise and Worship

a). “… He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23. 

b). Jesus said, “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” Matt.26:40

Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).

Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.

Prayer suggestions;-

  1. The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
  2. The ‘suffering church.’ https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
  3. Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)

Pray along with this hymn… O Jesus I have promised… 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU_cev2ri90

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Luke 9:1–17 Training & mentoring disciples

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Luke 9:1–6 Training and mentoring disciples

Then He called together His twelve disciples, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure the sick. 2Then He sent them out to spread the good news of the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick, 3saying, 

“Don’t take anything with you for the journey. No walking stick or beggar’s bag, no money or food, not even a change of clothes. 4Whoever opens their home to you, stay with them until you leave town. 5Whoever will not have anything to do with you, when you leave, show them that they are rejected”.

6They went off on their mission to tell everyone the good news and show it by healing everywhere.

Luke 9:7-9 Herod’s guilty conscience

7When Herod heard about Jesus, he was afraid because a rumour was spreading that John had come back from the dead, 8or that it was Elijah or one of the other old prophets who had come back to life. 9Herod said, 

“Well, I killed John so who is this?” 

And so he wanted to meet Him.

Luke 9:10-17 Feeding the 5,000

10The disciples He sent, (called ‘apostles’), came back and told Him all about it. Then Jesus took them to be alone with Him in the desert around Bethsaida. 11As soon as the people found out where He was, they went to find Him and He welcomed them and told them about the kingdom of God and healed the sick. 12When the day was over, the twelve disciples gave Him advice to send the people away while there was still time to return from the desert to a nearby town and find somewhere to eat and stay the night. 13Jesus said, 

“You feed them”.

They replied ,

“We only have five loaves of bread and two fish. (Apart from buying something extra, that’s it, to share with all these people).” 

14They said this as there were about five thousand people. He replied, 

“Get the people to sit down in groups of fifty”. 

15They obeyed and got the people to sit down. 16He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up He gave them His blessing and He broke the bread and gave it to His disciples to hand out to the crowds. 17They all had enough to eat and more. There was so much food, that twelve baskets of leftovers were taken up.

—-Summary

15They obeyed and got the people to sit down. 16He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up He gave them His blessing and He broke the bread and gave it to His disciples to hand out to the crowds. 17They all had enough to eat and more. There was so much food, that twelve baskets of leftovers were taken up.

Today’s verse: Who is Jesus? 

15They obeyed and got the people to sit down. 16He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up He gave them His blessing and He broke the bread and gave it to His disciples to hand out to the crowds. 17They all had enough to eat and more. There was so much food, that twelve baskets of leftovers were taken up.

  • Today’s Challenge:- Who do you say Jesus is?

Prayer, Praise and Worship

“… He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23. 

Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).

Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.

Prayer suggestions;-

  1. The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
  2. The ‘suffering church.’ https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
  3. Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)

Pray along with this hymn… Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer…

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Luke 8:40-56 Two more healings!

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Luke 8:40-56 Two more healings!

Luke 8:40-42 and 49-56 Jairus’s daughter healed

1A). Luke 8:40-42

40As soon as Jesus arrived back, everyone welcomed Him, as they had all been waiting for Him. 41One of them was Jairus, a leader from the worship centre, who fell down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come home with him. 42He had a twelve-year-old girl at home, dying in bed. There were so many people all around Him, that it slowed Him down.

1B).  Luke 8: 49-56 Jairus’ daughter continued…

49He was still speaking when someone from Jairus’ house came to him, saying, 

“It’s too late to bring the Master now. Your daughter is dead”. 

50Jesus heard and said to him in reply, 

“Don’t worry, if you believe, she will be healed”. 

51After He went into the house, He stopped everyone else from following Him in, except Peter, James and John and the father and mother of the girl. 51Everyone was crying for the lost girl but Jesus said,

“Don’t cry. She’s not dead at all, but sleeping”. 

53Well, they all laughed at Him, as if there was something wrong with Him, having seen that she was dead. 

54So Jesus sent everyone out, then took the girl by the hand and called out to her,

“Young girl, get up”. 

55Her spirit came back to her, she got up and He told them to feed her. 56Her parents could hardly believe it and He told them not to tell anyone what He had done.

2). Luke 8:43-48 Woman with internal bleeding healed

43A woman who had had internal bleeding for twelve years and had wasted all her money on expensive doctors who didn’t help her, 44touched His clothes from behind, and her bleeding stopped.

45Jesus said, 

“Who touched Me?”

Everyone said, “Not me. It wasn’t me. I didn’t do it”. Peter then spoke up for everyone and said, 

“Master, there’s a huge crowd all around You. You ask us, ‘Who touched Me?’, but we can’t help it if there’s pushing and shoving.”

46Jesus repeated, 

“Somebody touched Me,  – I could feel God’s good power go through Me to someone”.

47When the woman saw that Jesus really did know already that it was her, she came forward and fell before Him with fear, and told everyone why she had touched Him, and that as a result she had been healed immediately. 48Then He said to her, 

“Daughter, don’t worry, your faith has healed you. You can go in peace.”

—-Summary

“your faith has healed you. You can go in peace.”

— Today’s verses … Who is Jesus?

1A & 1B). Compare the friends of Jairus and daughter

53Well, they all laughed at Him, as if there was something wrong with Him, having seen that she was dead. 

54So Jesus sent everyone out, then took the girl by the hand and called out to her,

“Young girl, get up”. 

55Her spirit came back to her, she got up and He told them to feed her. 56Her parents could hardly believe it and He told them not to tell anyone what He had done.

2). And now compare with the woman with internal bleeding

43A woman who had had internal bleeding for twelve years and had wasted all her money on expensive doctors who didn’t help her, 44touched His clothes from behind, and her bleeding stopped.

Today’s Challenge: We see two reactions to Jesus

1A &1B). Compare the friends of Jairus and daughter…

53Well, they all laughed at Him, as if there was something wrong with Him, having seen that she was dead. 

Result? 

54So Jesus sent everyone out, then took the girl by the hand and called out to her,

—-

2). And now compare with the woman with internal bleeding…

47When the woman saw that Jesus really did know already that it was her, she came forward and fell before Him with fear, and told everyone why she had touched Him, and that as a result she had been healed immediately.

Result?

48“your faith has healed you. You can go in peace.”

Challenge… 

As Joshua once said… “Choose you this day who you will serve…”

Prayer, Praise and Worship

Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).

Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.

Prayer suggestions;-

  1. The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
  2. The ‘suffering church.’ https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
  3. Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)

Pray along with this hymn… “All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgBD6TrqhXc

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