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Luke 13:6

Luke 13:6

For many centuries God was long-suffering towards His people Israel, who refused to listen to His voice and turn from their wicked ways. At the appointed time He sent the Lord Jesus to His people -as He promised, Who for three years called them to repent of their sins and turn to Him for salvation.

Jesus was Israel's Good Shepherd of the sheep. He was the Bread of Life upon Whom they were to feed by faith with thanksgiving. He read more...

Luke 13:7

Luke 13:7

God knows the end from the beginning. He knew Israel would treat John the Baptist's call to repentance with disdain and reject Christ's Messianic claims. He knew Jesus would be despised by the Jews and crucified on a Roman cross. He knew He would come to His own people to claim His rightful position as King but would not be received - BUT God had to fulfil His promises to the patriarchs, which is why much of Christ's early teaching was only to the lost read more...

Luke 13:8

Luke 13:8

The Jews incorrectly considered that personal sin was the only reason for accidents and tragedies. They told Jesus about a terrible incident when Pilate mixed the blood of certain Galileans with their religious sacrifices. They considered these men must have been terrible sinners for this to happen to them. However, Jesus rejected their supposition and used the parable of the fig tree to explain... that although sin IS the root of all tragedies, it is not read more...

Luke 13:19

Luke 13:19

Christ's messianic credentials were authenticated through the mighty signs and miracles He performed in Israel, causing the crowds to wonder if He was going to set up His Messianic Kingdom, there and then, and free them from the tyrannical rule of their Roman overlords. Although He had many critics who did their best to discredit His claim, their baseless accusations were silenced and the common people of Israel rejoiced - because of the wonderful miracles Jesus read more...

Luke 13:34

Luke 13:34

I think this must be one of the most grievous things that the Lord Jesus had to go through in His ministry, to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. They had been chosen as God's people.. through whom all the families of the earth would be blessed. They were given the holy Scriptures and the promises of God.. Who pledged to send a Messiah, Who would save His people from their sins.

They were unique among the nations for they read more...