GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 6:26 26 Woe to you when all people speak well of you, because that is how their fathers constantly treated the false prophets. This fourth woe is the reverse of the earlier promise: “The fact is, their fathers constantly did the same things to the prophets” (6:23b). In fact, all of the woe pronouncements directly reverse the four Beatitudes recorded by Luke: (20) Blessed at the poor / (24) Woe to you rich (21a) Blessed are you who hunger / (25a) Woe to you well-fed (21b) Blessed......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 6:10-11 10 He looked around at them all, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with rage and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus. Was this an act of the law, or of the gospel? We’ve already talked about the purpose of the law. Let’s remind ourselves of the purpose of the gospel. In its primary sense, the gospel is that part of the word of God......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 4:39 39 He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and began to serve them. He had commanded a demon, and it fled. Now he commanded a fever, and it fled, too. Peter’s mother-in-law started right in serving the meal without any pause. Parachrema (παραχρῆμα) means “at once; immediately.” She didn’t need a few hours to recover or to sleep off her fatigue. She was healed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, just as we will be......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 2:10-12 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. For behold, I bring you good news of great joy, which will be for all people: 11 This day in the city of David, a Savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: You will find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” The angel’s command “Do not be afraid” (mē phobeisthe, Μὴ ϕοβεῖσθε) is not a command to stop......