Luke 1 - 7

Jesus from beginning through early ministry
Challenges and teachings

Luk - 1 No witness by our Lord
Luk - 2 Jesus the child
Luk - 3 No witness by our Lord
Luk - 4 Tempted by the devil, start of ministry, casting out demons
Luk - 5 Various healings and teachings, parable of torn garment
Luk - 6 challenges by leaders, beatitudes and woes, various teachings
Luk - 7 Teachings and parables

LUK - 1

No witness by our Lord.

LUK - 2

When Jesus was twelve years old, He was separated from his parents in Jerusalem at the time of the passover, and they sought Him and found Him talking with the elders in the temple. When they asked why He had given them such a fright, He answered, "How is it that ye sought Me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"

LUK - 3

No witness by our Lord.

LUK - 4

In the wilderness, while fasting, Jesus was tempted by the Devil who challenged Him to change the stones into bread if He was the Son of God. Jesus replied, "It is written that, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"

Satan took Jesus to a high place and showed Him all the world, and told Him that it could be his if He would bow and worship Satan. Jesus replied, "Get thee behind Me Satan; for it is written, 'Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.'"

And Satan challenged Jesus to cast Himself from a high place, knowing that the angels of God had been given charge over Him and would bear Him up before He came to harm. Jesus answered, "It is said, 'Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God,'" and Satan was discouraged.

    Other Quotes by Jesus

And Jesus went into the synagogue and read in the scriptures of Esias, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

Then He said to all therein, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."

    Other Quotes by Jesus

When they remembered Jesus as the carpenter's son, He said, "Ye will surely say unto Me this proverb, 'Physician, heal thyself. Whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.'

"Verily I say unto you; no prophet is accepted in his own country.

"But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; but unto none of them was Elias sent save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the Prophet; and none of them was cleansed saving Naaman the Syrian."

    Jesus attacks or Defends
    Jesus teaches disciples
    Changes to written law

In the synagogue in Capernaum on the Sabbath, there was a man with an unclean devil which cried out to Jesus to let it alone, and recognized Him as the Holy One of God. Jesus told the spirit, "Hold thy peace and come out of him," and the spirit was cast out.

Jesus healed many, and cast out devils without permitting them to speak. And He called the disciples to Him and He told them, "I must preach the Kingdom of God to other cities also, for therefore am I sent."

    Christ's purpose

LUK - 5

Jesus entered Simon Peter's boat and asked him to put off a way from shore, and He taught the people from the boat. And when He had left off speaking, He told Peter, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught." Though fishing had not been good, Peter put out his net, and took so many fish that he cried to others for help in raising them. At this, Peter fell down at Jesus feet telling Him that he was unworthy, and Jesus said to him "Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men."

    Other disciple demonstrations

In another place, a leper came to Jesus and showed faith that Jesus could make him clean. Jesus said, "I will. Be thou clean," and the leprosy was cleansed. Jesus charged the man, "Tell no man; but go and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing according as Moses commanded for a testimony unto them."
In another place, where the crowd was so great that they let a man down to Jesus through the roof on a couch, He told the man, "Man, thy sins are forgiven thee." And when the scribes and doctors of the law heard this, Jesus told them, "What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier; to say, 'Thy sins be forgiven thee;' or to say, 'Rise up and walk:' but that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power upon Earth to forgive sins."

To the man, He said, "I say unto Thee, arise, and take up thy couch and go into thine house." And the man did as Jesus directed.

    Focus on Sins

To a publican named Levi, Jesus said, "Follow Me." And the man rose up and left all to follow Jesus.

The scribes and Pharisees murmured against the disciples because they ate with publicans; but Jesus told the leaders, "They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."

    Christ's purpose

And others asked why disciples of John the Baptist and of the Pharisees fast often, but his disciples did not. Jesus told them, "Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them; and then shall they fast in those days.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new; for he saith, the old is better."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

LUK - 6

On the next sabbath, the disciples plucked corn as they went through a field. When the Pharisees rebuked them, Jesus told the Pharisees, "Have ye not read so much as this, what David did when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him. How he went into the House of God; and did take and eat of the shewbread and gave also to them that were with him, which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?"

    Other Quotes by Jesus
    Jesus attacks or Defends

He also told them, "That the Son of Man is lord also of the sabbath."

On yet another sabbath day, the scribes and Pharisees watched Jesus and a man with a withered hand, to see if He would heal the man. Jesus told the man, "Rise up and stand forth in the midst." And to those who were witnesses, He said, "I will ask you one thing. Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good or to do evil; to save life or to destroy it?" And when they did not answer, Jesus told the man, "Stretch forth thy hand," and he did so and it was restored whole as the other.

    Jesus attacks or Defends
    Jesus teaches Disciples

Then Jesus chose the twelve, and many came to hear Him and to be healed. These He taught saying:

"Blessed be ye poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil for the Son of Man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in Heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

    Other Blessings

"But woe unto you that are rich, for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full, for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you; for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Other Curses

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

"Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye; for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye; for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye; for sinners also lend to sinners to receive as much again.

"But love ye your enemies and do good. And lend, hoping for nothing again. And your reward shall be great, and ye shall be children of the highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"Be ye therefore merciful as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not and ye shall not be condemned; forgive and ye shall be forgiven. Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure pressed down and shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

    Christ & Judgment

"Can the blind lead the blind; shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

"And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, 'Brother, let me pull out that mote that is in thine eye,' when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

"For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit; for of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

"And why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to Me and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like. He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep and laid the foundation on a rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house and could not shake it for it was founded upon a rock.

"But he that heareth and doeth not is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

LUK - 7

A centurion came to Jesus asking that his servant be healed, and Jesus told him that he would come. The centurion said that it would be enough if Jesus used his word of authority, and Jesus said to him, "I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel," and the servant was healed.

At the gate of the city Nain, Jesus saw a widow, and her dead son was being carried out of the city. He went to her and said, "Weep not." Touching the bier, He said, "Young man, I say unto thee arise," and the man on the bier was alive and sat up.

The disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus, asking if He was the one, or they should look for another. Jesus told them, "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in Me."

    Other disciple demonstrations

When the disciples of John were gone, Jesus told those about Him, "What went ye out into the wilderness for to see; a reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see; a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. But what went ye out for to see; a prophet? Yea I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written, 'behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.' For I say unto you, among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"But he that is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.

    About the Kingdom

"Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like. They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another and saying, we have piped unto you and ye have not danced. We have mourned to you and ye have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say He hath a devil. The Son of Man is come eating and drinking, and ye say, behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.

"But wisdom is justified of all her children."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

And while Jesus was at table in a Pharisee's home, a sinner woman anointed his feet with oil and wiped them with her hair, and kissed his feet. The Pharisee was contemptuous because Jesus let a sinner woman minister to Him, but Jesus said, "Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee.

"There was a certain creditor which had two debtors; the one owed five hundred pence and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell Me therefore, which of them will love him most." When the man answered that it would be the one who was forgiven the most, Jesus answered, "Thou hast rightly judged.

"Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house; thou gavest Me no water for my feet, but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest Me no kiss, but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

"Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little."

    Other disciple demonstrations
    Focus on Sins
    Christ & Judgment

And He said to the woman, "Thy faith hath saved thee. Go in peace."

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