Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
Last Sunday, we looked at the challenge of God’s love, and how it is impossible to love as God intends for us to love without the Holy Spirit’s help. Today, we will begin where we ended last Sunday, and that is to heed Jesus' instruction to "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." This is something we must hold on to as we come today’s Scripture passage in Luke 6:37-49. For without knowing and having the heart of the Heavenly Father, there is no way that we can live in accordance with God's will for our lives in humble obedience to Jesus.
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