7 Lessons from the Life of Jesus
April 3, 2022
7 Lessons from the Life of Jesus
message # 2 in the series
Getting to the Heart of the Gospel
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, April 3, Luke 10
- Monday, April 4, Luke 11
- Tuesday, April 5, Luke 12
- Wednesday, April 6, Luke 13
- Thursday, April 7, Luke 14
- Friday, April 8, Luke 15
- Saturday, April 9, Luke 16
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Last week: The Doctrine of the Incarnation (Luke 1-2)
- Jesus is uniquely the Son of God.
- Jesus is the promised Davidic Messiah-King.
- Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus was born of a virgin.
- Jesus is fully God and fully man.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14, ESV)
- As a child, Jesus was to his parents – and we should be too!
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. . . . And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:41-42, 49-52, ESV
- As a thirty-year-old, Jesus was — and when we , we should be too!
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:21-22, ESV)
- Jesus resisted – and we can too!
And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. . . . 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’ ” . . . . 8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’ ” . . . . 12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. (Luke 4:1-2a, 4, 8, 12-13, ESV)
- Jesus valued the and the of God’s people – and we should too!
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:14-21, ESV)
- Jesus was a gospel – – and we should be too!
- Teaching (didasko) – authoritative instruction
- Preaching (kerusso) – herald, announce, proclaim
- Evangelizing (euaggelizo) – bring good news
- Storytelling (parabole) – likeness stories that teach
And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. (Luke 4:31, ESV)
- Jesus was a – maker – and we should be too!
For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:9-11, ESV)
- Jesus was a – he cared about the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being of people –and we should too!
17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. (Luke 6:17-19, ESV).
Is Jesus the foundation of your life?
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:46-49, ESV)