Entries by Glenn Meldrum

Gospel of Luke Part 68 – 12:43-53

As we are nearing the end of our study in Luke chapter 12, Jesus warns us that there is a day of judgment. He did this out of love; for true love warns of the dangers we face. The Lord goes on to talk about His coming suffering and of the radical nature of the true faith. Jesus said in verse 49, “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” This is the heart of God for His people, so it would be good for us to learn what this means. Don’t miss this lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 67 – 12:32-42

In Luke 12:31 Jesus gave us the command to seek His kingdom. In the verses we are studying in this lesson, Jesus elaborated on what it means to seek Him and His kingdom above everything and everyone. What He taught is foundational to living out the Biblical faith, so it is of great importance that we know these truths.

Gospel of Luke Part 66 – 12:22-31

In this lesson we will continue studying what Jesus has to say about worry. We will also look at the Savior’s remedy to this expression to unbelief. The answer is far more obvious then we might think because we are prone to look for complicated answers to what is actually spiritual problems. You will have to listen to this lesson to learn what the remedy Jesus gives for worry.

Gospel of Luke Part 65 – 12:11-21

The two principal subjects that will be addressed in this lesson is persecution and wealth. How we respond to both issues has to do with the condition of our character. This is a challenging message that we all need to pay close attention to, so don’t miss it.

Gospel of Luke Part 64 – 12:4-10

This lesson begins with Jesus teaching the disciples to not fear those who can kill the body, but to fear God who after killing the body can cast the person into hell. Central to this thought is our need to love Jesus more than ourselves. This is necessary if we are going to live out the Biblical faith. From this subject Jesus moves on to teach what is often called the unforgiveable sin. You need to listen to this podcast to learn what that sin really is.

Gospel of Luke Part 61 – 11:23-26

We are going to study the teaching Jesus gave after casting out a demon and the confront this caused with the religious Jews. The topics of demon possession, Mary the earthly mother of Jesus and walking in the light are some of the subjects that will come up. This is a good lesson from Luke chapter eleven.

Gospel of Luke Part 60 – 11:11-22

In the beginning of this lesson we will finish studying our Lord’s teaching on prayer from Luke chapter 11. Then we will examine what happened after Jesus cast a demon out of a man that was unable to speak. This is an interesting lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 58 – 11:2-4

In Luke eleven, verses 2-4 Jesus is giving His disciples an outline on prayer. He didn’t give us this prayer to pray verbatim, but only as an synopsis to help us know what issues we are to pray about. There is some good, practical teaching in this lesson that will do you good.

Gospel of Luke Part 57 – 10:38-11:1

In this lesson we will finish Luke chapter 10 by studying the time Jesus went to the home of Martha and her sister Mary. There is are some very powerful lessons that we can learn from this event. Then we will begin examining the first verse of chapter 11 that will take us into the important subject of prayer.

Gospel of Luke Part 55 – 10:25-31

We will begin studying a new account in Luke which is about an expert in the Mosaic Law that tried to entrap Jesus. The Lord turned the table on the lawyer and forced him to answer a question Jesus presented to him. This is a challenging exchange that teaches some important truths on what it means to follow Jesus. This interaction leads into the Parable of the Good Samaritan that we will begin examining at the end of this lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 54 – 10:17-24

This lesson is about the 72 disciples returning to Jesus after a short term mission’s trip that He sent them on. They rejoiced that even demons had to obey their command to leave the demon possessed. Yet Jesus brought to them what is of true importance. Listen to this teaching to learn this powerful lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 52 – 9:57-62

Jesus had a brief discussion with 3 men. To each of them He gave a short parable. To summarize all three discussions we could say that the overarching theme is the cost of discipleship. This is a very thought provoking and soul stirring message.

Gospel of Luke Part 51 – 9:51-57

As Jesus was passing through Samaria He was rejected by a village. James and John were so angry they wanted Jesus to call down fire on them and consume the entire village. This is an interesting account that exposes the anger and prejudice that can be us and that we must get victory over it. This account leads into the next event where Jesus had a brief conversation with three men. We will only begin looking at this account. There is some good stuff in this study.

Gospel of Luke Part 50 – 9:45-50

Pride verses humility is a central theme in this lesson. The disciples were having an argument about who was the greatest among them. Then John and some other disciples were forbidding a man from casting out demons in the name of Jesus. In both cases Jesus teaches the disciples what if means to to be one of His followers. This is a challenging teaching.

Gospel of Luke Part 49 – 9:37-45

The account we will study in this lesson happened right after Christ’s transfiguration when He came out of the mountain with Peter, James and John. The disciples not could cast the demon out of a boy, so the father waited for Jesus to return, not knowing how long that would be. When Jesus returned to the disciples camp, He was immediately plunged into ministering to the people. That’s when the desperate man begged Jesus to cast the demon out of the boy, and that is what Jesus did.

Gospel of Luke Part 47 – 9:23-27

The theme of this lesson can be simply stated as “The Cost of Discipleship.” Anyone that wants to be a follower of Jesus must understand what the Lord is teaching in the verses we are studying. These truths are so important that our eternal destiny hangs upon what we do with them.

Gospel of Luke Part 46 – 9:18-23

Jesus asked His disciples “Who do you say is the Son of Man?” Peter gave a clear. strong answer, “You are the Christ.” This lesson will focus on this account that is recorded in the Gospel of Luke. So who do you say that Jesus is?

Gospel of Luke Part 45 – 9:4-17

The topics of this lesson has to do with what Jesus taught the 12 apostles before He sent them out to minister and what happens after they return. Jesus wanted time to be alone with His disciples to prepare them for the time when He would be taken from them. He also had another agenda, which was to draw 20,000 people into the wilderness near Bethsaida so He could miraculously feed them. Here was another event where Jesus proved His divinity.

Gospel of Luke Part 44 – 8:51-9:3

There are two historical accounts we will look at in this study and learn how they apply to our lives today. The first is the raising from the dead Jairus’ daughter and the second is when Jesus sent out the 12 apostles to heal the sick, cast out devils and preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God.