Learning from Luke: The First Hated Disciple

Learning from Luke: The First Hated Disciple Sermon Audio Here

Luke 5:27-39

Jesus said “blessed are you when men hate you because of Me” – how frustrated I was when people hated me not because of Jesus, but just because I was weird.

Followers of Jesus Must Prepare To Be

Hated Because of their Old Life
Luke 5:27-32 Levi’s Old Life Left Behind

  • v27 Jesus calls in the midst of life
  • v28 and Levi left everything to follow
  • v29 Levi invites friends to meet Jesus
  • v30 This will tick off the uber-religious
  • v31 Reminder: a doctor cannot heal from a distance
  • v32 Jesus’ ultimate goal: to bring sinners to Himself

Hated Because of their New Life
Luke 5:33-39 Jesus’ New Life Lessons Taught

  • v33 uber-religious focus on outward activity as a SIGN of repentance
  • v34/5 Jesus focuses on freedom in relationship as a RESULT of repentance
  • v36/37 two lessons: 1) old and new don’t mix well; 2) you must account for the movement of the new (shrinking of cloth, expansion of wine)
  • v38 The moving power of the Gospel belongs in people who will move with it
  • v39 those accustomed to the old don’t want the new

Beware: we can become so accustomed to our old way of doing things that we refuse to be flexible when it comes to God’s movement. Our solution: look at Jesus (Heb. 12:2)

2 Responses to “Learning from Luke: The First Hated Disciple”

  1. 1 adenison1 February 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    FYI:Just a note to inform you that I look forward to your weekly Transformed Life postings.And when they are not posted, it is noticed and they are missed.I may not always get to them till later in the week, but I peruse the topic when received then mark it as Unread. And though I don’t comment often, I want you to know they are anticipated and appreciated as is their wise Author as His faithful scribe. Thanks for your Faithfulness, Ed.Thanks bunches.


    Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 19:31:36 +0000 To: adenison1@msn.com

  2. 2 pastoredb February 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks, Al. I appreciate knowing that at least a couple of people appreciate what I’m sharing.

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