This lesson is on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. We began looking at it in our last lesson and are now immersed in it. We will see some of the cultural dynamics that are central to this parable. This will help us understanding more clearly what Jesus was teaching.
We turn our attention to Luke 15 in this lesson. In this chapter are three parables and we will look at the first two–The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin.
These pave the way for longer parable of The Prodigal Son. We will only have time to begin looking at this third parable before the podcast ends. We will continue digging into the parable of The Prodigal Son in our next lesson.
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.
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.
The account of Matthew’s call to discipleship and conversion is the subject of this lesson. This is a wonderful expression of true salvation coming to a man that lived an ungodly life. You will be encouraged by this podcast. You can subscribe for free to this podcast through iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Tunein and Blubrry, just to name a few.
In this lesson we will cover a lot of ground. We will finish studying the Lord’s visit to Capernaum and what happens when He leaves. Then we will examine Peter’s call to follow Jesus. Finally, we will begin looking at the account of a leper that begs Jesus to heal him. There are some great lessons to be learned from this podcast.
In this lesson we will begin examining the message of John the Baptizer. His message is summarized in Isaiah 40 that is a prophesy about the one who would prepare the way for Messiah. Luke quotes this prophesy in chapter three, verses three through six. The prize of this prophesy is the promise that if we will prepare the way, then God will to come to us and we can freely go to Him. What it means to prepare the way is an important part of this stirring lesson.
In part two of our new series on the Gospel of Luke we will dig into a couple of more introductory ideas about the author and the book. Then we will examine the first four verses that are an introduction to the work that addressed to a Roman government official. We will then jump over to the second chapter and study verse 40. We are skipping the story of Christ’s birth so that we can return to it as we get near the Christmas season.
In this lesson the apostle John makes a strong contrast between those who are followers of Jesus and those who are not. The distinction between the two relate to those who live in and through God’s love and those who do not. This is a challenging message that can help every true believer walk nearer to Jesus and help those who are not one of Christ’s disciples to become one.
In this portion of Scripture John continues his discourse on false teachers. The serious nature of this threat against the true church is real and this is why the apostle takes so much time to press this thought home. Integral to standing against deception is to abide in Christ. Don’t miss this encouraging message.
In Ephesians 5:8-12 we will examine how true followers of Christ are to live. The radical nature of the Biblical faith is illustrated through the stark contrast between light and darkness. This simple, yet challenging message will help you walk a little nearer to Jesus if you put these truths into practice.
In Ephesians 5:1-2 Paul told us how we are to live, which is to imitate Christ. Verses three and four from the fifth chapter of Ephesians will define this lesson. These two verses are about what Christians should not do and how they must not live. We need to know both how to live and how not to live if we want to be authentic followers of Jesus.
In verses 25-29 of the fourth chapter of Ephesians we will examine a power principle about living the victorious Christian life. This Biblical principle is simply described as putting off our old nature, then having our way of thinking transformed and finally putting on the new man that is all about Christlikeness. This is a powerful and practical message, so don’t miss it.