Luke 8 - 11

Sending disciples out
Teachings and witness to God

Luk - 8 Parable of the seeds, calming the storm and other teachings
Luk - 9 Sending out the 12, miracles, transfiguration and various teachings
Luk - 10 Sending forth 70, teaching disciples, the good samaritan
Luk - 11 Lord's prayer, God described, woes declared against pharisees

Luk - 8

Jesus spoke to the multitudes saying:

"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed; some fell by the way side, and it was trodden down and the fowls of the air devoured it; and some fell upon a rock, and as soon as it was sprung up it withered away because it lacked moisture; and some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it; and other fell on good ground, and sprang up and bare fruit an hundredfold.

"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."

And when his disciples asked Him what the parable meant, He taught them, "Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to others in parables, that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

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"Now the parable is this. The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil and taketh away the word out of their hearts lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they which when they have heard, go forth and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

"No man when he hath lighted a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth it under a bed; but on a candlestick that they which enter in may see the light. For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear for whosoever hath to him shall be given and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have."

When they told Jesus that his mother and brothers were outside, He told them, "My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God and do it."

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Jesus told his Disciples "Let us go over unto the other side of the lake," and they entered a boat. He was asleep and a storm arose and the boat was in peril, so they woke Jesus; and He told them, "Where is your faith?" And He calmed the storm and the sea.

On the far side, a man came out of the tombs who had an evil spirit, and Jesus asked the spirit, "What is thy name?" The spirit said he was Legion for there were many, and Jesus cast out the devil who went into swine. And the swine ran into the sea and were drowned. The man who had been restored pleaded to Jesus that he might go with Him, but Jesus instructed him, "Return to thine own house and shew how great things God hath done unto thee."

Back on the other side of the sea, a ruler asked Jesus to come and heal his daughter. As they were on the way, Jesus felt someone touch Him and asked, "Who touched Me? Somebody hath touched Me; for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me." And a women who had an issue of blood many years came forward and told how she had touched Him to be healed. He told her, "Daughter, be of good comfort. Thy faith hath made thee whole. Go in peace."

Then one came from the ruler's house, saying that the daughter had died, and Jesus need not come. He told the ruler, "Fear not. Believe only and she shall be made whole." When they came to the house, He told the mourners, "Weep not. She is not dead but sleepeth." They did not believe, and He put them out. Then Jesus took the maid by the hand and said, "Maid, arise." and she was alive and whole.

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LUK - 9

Jesus gave the twelve power and authority over devils and to cure diseases, and sent them out with the instructions; "Take nothing for your journey, neither staves nor script neither bread neither money, neither have two coats apiece. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide and thence depart. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them."

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When they were gathered again, and Jesus had taught the multitudes in a desert place; the disciples came to Jesus and urged that He send the crowd away to find food. He told them, "Give ye them to eat." When they told Jesus that they had only five loaves and two fishes, He directed them, "Make them sit down by fifties in a company." Then He blessed the food, broke bread, and gave it to the disciples to set before the people. The people were fed and there were twelve baskets full left over.

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When Jesus was alone again with the disciples, He asked, "Whom say the people that I am?" They answered the name of prophets. He asked again, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Peter answered that He was the Christ of God, and Jesus charged them to tell no one.

He instructed them, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes; and be slain and be raised the third day.

"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world, and lose himself or be cast away?

"For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of my words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed when He shall come in his own glory and in his Father's and of the holy angels.

"But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here which shall not taste of death till they see the Kingdom of God."

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Eight days later, Jesus went up a mountain with Peter James and John; and He was transfigured before them, and a voice from a cloud said that this was his beloved Son to whom they should listen.

The next day, a man brought his son to Jesus because the disciples could not cure him. Jesus said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring thy son hither." Jesus rebuked the spirit and healed the child.

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Jesus spoke to the disciples of his teachings, "Let these sayings sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man shall be delivered into the hands of men."

When the disciples discussed who would be the greatest, Jesus presented a child before them and said, "Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth Me. And whosoever shall receive Me receiveth Him that sent Me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great."

Later, John related to Jesus that he had seen a man casting out devils in Jesus name, but had forbidden him because the man was not with them. Jesus told him, "Forbid him not; for he that is not against us is for us."

When the messengers from Jesus were not received in a city of the Samaritans, John and James asked Jesus if they should command fire from Heaven to consume them. Jesus rebuked them, "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of; for the Son of Man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them."

As they went their way, a man came to Jesus saying that he would follow Jesus wherever He went; and Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head."

And Jesus said to another, "Follow Me." When the man replied that he would, but he had to bury his father first; Jesus directed him, "Let the dead bury their dead; but go thou and preach the Kingdom of God."

And another said he would follow, but first he would go home and bid them farewell. Jesus said to him, "No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."

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LUK - 10

Jesus sent forth seventy disciples by twos, instructing them, "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the lord of the harvest that He would send forth labourers into his harvest.

"Go your ways. Behold I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse nor scrip nor shoes; and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say 'peace be to this house.' And if the Son of Peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it. If not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

"And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, 'The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.' But into whatsoever city ye enter and they receive you not; go your ways out into the streets of the same and say, 'Even the very dust of your city which cleaveth on us we do wipe off against you. Notwithstanding, be ye sure of this, that the Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.'

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"But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. Woe unto thee Chorazin; woe unto thee Bethsaida; for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which have been done in you, they had great while ago repented sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And thou Capernaum, which are exalted to Heaven, shalt be thrust down to Hell.

"He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me."

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When the seventy returned rejoicing because the spirits had been given into their power, Jesus said, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

"Notwithstanding in this, rejoice not that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven."

Jesus also said, "I thank thee O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.

"All things are delivered to Me of my Father, and no man knoweth who the Son is but the Father; and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

To the disciples, He said, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them."

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When a lawyer asked Jesus what he had to do to inherit eternal life, Jesus answered, "What is written in the law? How readest thou?" When the man answered that it was to love God and to love his neighbors as himself, Jesus told him, "Thou hast answered right. This do and thou shalt live."

Then the man asked who was his neighbor, and Jesus taught him, "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves; which stripped him of his raiment and wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite when he was at the place came and looked on him; and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan as he journeyed came where he was; and when he saw him he had compassion on him.

"And went to him, and bound up his wounds pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence and gave them to the host, and said unto him, take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again I will repay thee.

"Which now of these three thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?"

When the lawyer answered that it was the one who showed mercy, Jesus instructed him further, "Go, and do thou likewise."

At a later time, Jesus was in the home of two sisters, and Martha served as hostess while sister Mary sat at Jesus's feet and listened to his teachings. When Martha asked Jesus to intervene so that she would not have to work on alone; Jesus told her, "Martha, Martha; thou art careful and troubled about many things. But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part; which shall not be taken away from her."

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LUK - 11

The disciples asked Jesus how to pray, and He taught them, "When ye pray, say:

"Our Father which are in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in Heaven, so in Earth.

"Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."

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Jesus asked them "Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight and say unto him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him.' And he, from within, shall answer and say, 'Trouble me not. The door is now shut and my children are with me in bed. I cannot rise and give thee.'

"I say unto you, though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

"If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone. Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him."

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Later, Jesus was casting out a dumb spirit and some said that He cast out devils through the authority of Beelzebub. He taught them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand because ye say that I cast out devils through beelzebub.
"And If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the Kingdom of God is come upon you.

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him; he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted and divideth his spoils.

"He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.

"When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, 'I will return unto my house whence I came out.' And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked then himself; and they enter in and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first."

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A woman who heard these things cried out a blessing on the womb that carried Jesus and the paps which fed him, but He said, "Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it."

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Jesus told the crowd, "This is an evil generation. They seek a sign and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man be to this generation.

"The queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them; for she came from the utmost parts of the Earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonas, and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

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"No man, when he hath lighted a candle putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel; but on a candlestick that they which come in may see the light.

"The light of the body is in the eye. Therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light. But when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

"If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark; the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light."

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A Pharisee offered, and Jesus went to eat with him. When Jesus sat to dine without washing hands, the man was affected, and Jesus challenged him, "Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. Ye fools, did not He that made that which is without make that which is within also. But rather, give alms of such things as ye have; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

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"But woe unto you Pharisees; for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you Pharisees. For ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues and greetings in the markets. Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them."

A lawyer told Jesus that He cursed them also by this, and Jesus continued, "Woe unto you also, ye lawyers; for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you; for ye built the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers, for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

"Therefore also said the wisdom of God, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute,' that the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation; from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple. Verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation.

"Woe unto you lawyers; for ye have taken away the key of knowledge. Ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered."

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