Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
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.
In today's worship service, we study Luke 12:1-12 together. In that passage in verses 8-9, Jesus says to His disciples: “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.” Prior to this, Jesus talks about fearing God rather than man, and that God truly does care for us. At the end of this passage, Jesus comforts His disciples with the following words in verses 11-12: “When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
So, whether it was in Joshua's time, Jesus' time, or now, we can be strong and courageous because of God's presence with us! For us, today, God is present with us through the Holy Spirit. The main thing is to rely on the Holy Spirit's leading in our daily lives.
In this Sunday's worship service, we will look together at Luke 12:1-12, and the title of the message is "True Faith in Christ."