Luke 6:12-22 The Kingdom of God

GIVE GOD TIME 

The hymn is under worship at the end now

A WORD IN YOUR EAR 

Luke 6:12-23 The Kingdom of God

12-16 Choosing His twelve special disciples

12Then, He went up a mountain to pray and was there all night. 13When it was day, he called all His disciples to Himself and chose twelve of them, who He called ‘apostles’. 14They were Simon, (who He named ‘Peter’), and his brother Andrew, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the zealot, 16Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, the traitor.

Luke 6:17-19 Showing the Kingdom of God in action…

17Then they all went down from the mountain where they found crowds of people waiting for them. They had come from Judea, Jerusalem, and the coastal areas around Tyre and Sidon to hear Him speak and to be healed, 18and cleaned of evil spirits for those troubled by demons. All of them were healed. 19 Everyone wanted to touch Him in order to be healed, and they all were.

Luke 6:20–23 Teaching about what the Kingdom of God is like…

  • – Four encouragements; (The poor, the hungry, the weepers and the hated.)

20Looking directly at His own followers, He said to them, 

“God’s favour is on you poor as you will be rewarded with the Kingdom of God which belongs to you. 21God’s favour is on you who are hungry now. Later you will be rewarded with never being hungry again. God’s favour is on you who are crying now, as those who laugh last, will laugh forever. 22God’s favour is on you who are hated now or when men have nothing to do with you, or if you are talked about badly behind your back, or have evil said about you, all because you stand up for me, 23then be joyful as God has a big reward waiting for you in heaven. You will share in the company of the prophets, who were treated just as badly, by their fathers…

—-Summary

17Then they all went down from the mountain where they found crowds of people waiting for them. They had come from Judea, Jerusalem, and the coastal areas around Tyre and Sidon to hear Him speak and to be healed, 18and cleaned of evil spirits for those troubled by demons. All of them were healed. 19 Everyone wanted to touch Him in order to be healed, and they all were.

Today’s Verse…Who is Jesus? 

17Then they all went down from the mountain where they found crowds of people waiting for them. They had come from Judea, Jerusalem, and the coastal areas around Tyre and Sidon to hear Him speak and to be healed, 18and cleaned of evil spirits for those troubled by demons. All of them were healed. 19 Everyone wanted to touch Him in order to be healed, and they all were.

Today’s Challenge

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’.)

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.

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

Give God time to work in us, by praying along with this hymn… Seek ye first the Kingdom of God by Maranatha singers

Answer to last week’s question about where Jesus said we can lose our salvation;

Jesus wrote to His church through John in “Revelation”. Jesus says in Revelation 22:18-19:- 

18 “Here is my warning for everyone who hears the prophecies in this book:

If you add anything to them, God will make you suffer all the terrible troubles written in this book. 19 If you take anything away from these prophecies, God will not let you have a part in the life-giving tree and in the holy city described in this book.”

Conclusion:-

Before your name can be removed from His book, it must have been IN His book in the first place – so it was believers who had been written into Jesus’ book, that were being warned that Jesus would remove it, under certain circumstances. 

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