All authority belongs to Jesus, who then turns around and gives authority to us. What are we supposed to do with this calling on our lives? What does it mean to live as a commissioned follower of Jesus? (Matt 28:16-20, Acts 1:8, Rom 12:1, Jn 13:35, Gal 3:27)
And behold, there was a paralyzed man brought by his friends to Jesus. This “interruption” in Jesus’ teaching reveals a powerful lesson on community. When Jesus saw “their” faith (the faith of the man’s friends), spiritual and physical healing is the result. Christian community in its truest form brings others face to face with the living Christ. We are, by nature, carriers of the Gospel, taking it to others and others to it.
Luke 5:17-26; 1 Corinthians 15:9
Behold, the veil was torn. Many supernatural events happened when Jesus died. Why all the fuss about a torn curtain?
(Matt 27:45-54, Gen 2:17, Gen 9:11, Gen 17:4, Ex 19:5-6, Ex 26:31-33, Jer 31:31, Lk 22:20, Heb 8:6, Matt 5:17, Num 11:17-25, Deut 34:9, Ps 51:11, I Kings 3:7-12, Joel 2:28-29, Jn 14:25-26, Jn 16:7, Acts 1:4-5, Acts 2:1-4, Psalm 22:1, Eph 3:20, Rom 8:11)
In Luke 7, a tender interaction with Jesus invites us deeper into worship.
(Luke 7:36-50, Rom 3:23, I Jn 1:8, Is 64:6, Matt 22:26-40, Heb 4:16, Ez 36:26, I Jn 3:1)