Luke 17 opens up with the Lord Jesus Christ headed to Jerusalem. He is going to Jerusalem to give his life as a ransom for sinners. Three times Jesus has already predicted his trial, conviction, crucifixion, and resurrection in Jerusalem. In this section of travel to Jerusalem, we find Jesus doing the things he customarily does: teaching people about the kingdom of God and performing miracles that authenticate his teaching.
We will learn that:
- Offenses will certainly come but woe to the one through whom they come!
- Because temptation and sin are facts of life, the Lord tells us to be on our guard.
- Forgiving others is so important that God won't forgive us unless we forgive others. But interestingly enough our duty to forgive is bound together with whether we have been forgiven ourselves. Not only do hurt people hurt people, but forgive people forgive people.
- Jesus expects us to be thankful.
We hope you will make a commitment to all three parts of this new series!
Oct 24th - Luke 17:1-4 - Take Heed to yourselves
Oct 31st - Luke 17:5-10 - We are unprofitable servants
November 7th - Luke 17:11-19 - But where are the nine?