LUKE 9

15 Outlines

 

Luke 9:1-9, 18-22

MINISTRY MOMENTS

 

COMMISSION OF THE DISCIPLES – Vss. 1-5

COMPLETION OF THE ASSIGNMENT – Vs. 6

CONTROVERSY OVER CHRIST’S IDENTITY – Vss. 7-9

CONFIRMATION OF THE TRUTH – Vss. 18-22

 

 

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Luke 9:10-17

THERE'S A TIME

 

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under

the heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

THERE'S A TIME TO REST Vs. 10

Even the strongest and most dedicated of Christian workers need time

to rest.

THERE'S A TIME TO RECEIVE Vs. 11

Even though it was "rest time", Jesus received those who had Spiritual

and physical needs.

THERE'S A TIME TO BE RESPONSIBLE Vss. 12-17

The disciples would have sent the crowd away hungry.

Jesus took the responsibility of meeting the needs of the people.

There will be many times when Jesus will want us to assume the

responsibility of assisting others.

 

 

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Luke 9:10-17

MIRACLE!

 

RETREAT TO REFRESH - Vs. 10

The disciples had been away performing ministry. Jesus took them aside for a time of rest.

 

RESPONSE TO THE CROWD - Vs. 11

A crowd followed Jesus. He received them, taught them, and healed them.

 

RESPONSIBILITY TO NOURISH - Vss. 12-13

The crowd was growing hungry. The disciples would have sent them away. Jesus gives the disciples the responsibility of feeding the crowd. He tells them "Give ye them to eat."

 

RELIANCE ON JESUS - Vss. 14-17

The disciples needed help. They relied on Jesus and the crowd was fed.

 

 

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Luke 9:18-26

MAN WITH A PLAN

 

As the Son of God, God in the flesh, our Lord Jesus knew exactly whom He was, where He was going, and what He expected of His disciples.

 

IDENTITY OF JESUS - Vss. 18-21

ITINERARY OF JESUS - Vss. 22

INSTRUCTIONS FOR JESUS' DISCIPLES - Vss. 23-26

 

 

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Luke 9:18-26

A PRIVATE MEETING

 

In a private meeting with His disciples we discover that:

 

JESUS ESTABLISHES HIS IDENTITY - Vss. 18-20

 

JESUS EXPLAINS HIS MINISTRY - Vss. 21-22

 

JESUS EXPECTS LOYALTY - Vss. 23-26

 

 

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Luke 12:22-31

HOW TO RELAX

 

It is very easy for us to get anxious, uptight, or bent out of shape when we think about making a living.  Here is a sure way to relax as we obey Jesus' advice found in this passage.

 

CHECK YOUR THOUGHTS - Vss.22-23

 

CONSIDER GOD'S EXAMPLES - Vss. 24-28

The Ravens - Vs. 24

Your Height - Vss. 25-26

The Lilies - Vss. 27-28

 

CONCENTRATE ON GOD'S KINGDOM - Vss. 29-31

 

 

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Luke 9:23

DARE TO BE A DISCIPLE!

 

A disciple is a follower of the Lord Jesus.  To be a true disciple, one must be born again! (John 3:1-18)   In Luke 9:23, our Lord tells us what is involved in true discipleship.

 

DISCIPLESHIP IS A MATTER OF DECISION - "If any man will..."

DISCIPLESHIP IS A MATTER OF DIRECTION - "...come after me..."

DISCIPLESHIP IS A MATTER OF DENIAL - "...let him deny himself..."

DISCIPLESHIP IS A MATTER OF DEATH - "...and take up his cross daily..."  (Galatians 2:20)

DISCIPLESHIP IS A MATTER OF DEVOTION - "...and follow me."

 

 

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Luke 9:27-36

THE TRANSFIGURATION

 

THE COUNTENANCE OF THE SAVIOR - Vss.29

THE CONVERSATION WITH MOSES AND ELIJAH - Vss. 30-31

THE CONFUSION OF THE DISCIPLES - Vss.32-33

THE COMMAND OF THE FATHER - Vss. 34-36

 

 

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Luke 9:27-36

HELP FOR THE WEARY

 

Often Christians get weary. They get weary physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

To handle weariness, we need to "look unto Jesus" (Hebrews 12:2-3) We need to meditate on Christ and His Word when we are weary.

 

One great place to look when we are feeling weary is this text concerning the transfiguration of our Lord.  In this passage there are three things we should do when weariness overtakes us.

 

INTRODUCTION - Vs. 27

The Kingdom of God centers around Jesus Christ. He will reign in the Kingdom in the future. Jesus said that some standing with him would not taste death until they had seen the Kingdom of God. A few days later Peter, James and John saw the glorified Christ. It was a preview of what the Kingdom of God will be like.

 

REALIZE CHRIST'S GLORY - Vss. 28, 29, 32

They saw Jesus' glory as God! See Revelation 1:12-16.

We need to realize that not only is Jesus Savior and Lord, but He is God! The one, who made such great and wonderful promises, has the power to keep them!

 

When we are weary, start to feel defeated, or are ready to give up, we need to see the Glorified Christ!

 

REMEMBER HIS GRACE - Vss. 30-31

Two men appear. Moses represents the law. Elijah represents the prophets. Jesus fulfilled all the law and the prophets. They talk about his coming death at Jerusalem. That death was the means of God's grace towards us. Without the cross there would be no salvation by grace. 2 Corinthians 5:21

 

When we feel weary, we can look to the cross, and see that the one who died there willingly gave His life for us out of His grace. He made His own departure voluntarily, and fulfilled all that had to be fulfilled for our salvation.

 

REVERENCE HIS GREATNESS - Vss. 33-36

Peter doesn't know what he's saying in Verse 33. His suggestion of building 3 tabernacles suggests equality.

God's message in Vss. 34-35 is "This is my beloved Son: Hear Him!"

There is certainly a place for Moses and the Prophets, but Jesus is their fulfillment.

He needs to be heard, obeyed and reverenced!

When we are weary, let's listen to the one who is worth listening to!

 

 

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WE WOULD SEE JESUS

Luke 9:28-36

 

INTRODUCTION: People come to church for different reasons.

·        Someone makes you come. Some come out of habit.

·        Some come to hear a sermon. Some come to see their friends.

·        Some come to learn. Some come for the music.

·        Some come to make someone happy.

 

While some of these reasons for church attendance have some validity, one of the best reasons for coming to church is stated in John 12:21 -

"WE WOULD SEE JESUS."

 

I Invite you to see Jesus during this service.

 

SEE HIS IDENTITY  Vss. 28-29

  (He is God!)

 

SEE HIS DESTINY Vss, 30-31

  (The Cross)

 

SEE HIS AUTHORITY Vss. 32-36

  (",,,This is my beloved Son, Hear Him.")

 

 

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Luke 9:37-45

THE MASTER PROBLEM SOLVER

 

There is no problem too big for the Lord Jesus Christ!

 

INABILITY OF THE DISCIPLES - Vss. 37-40

There was a problem too big for the disciples because of their lack of faith.

We need to realize that every problem is too big for us to solve.  It is only as we trust the Lord that we will have any solution. John 14:13-14  John 15:4-7,

 

INTERVENTION BY THE MASTER - Vss. 41-42

It is only when Jesus intervened that the problem was solved.

 

IMPACT ON THE CROWD - Vs. 43

The crowd for the moment was impressed. And there will be times when the crowd is impressed today with what Jesus does through His disciples.

 

INSIGHT FROM JESUS - Vss. 44-45

Jesus was not fooled. He realized that the tide of popularity would turn and that He would be nailed to the cross. We must realize that there will times, when the tide will turn against us also and we will suffer persecution for the Lord's sake. 2 Timothy 3:12, John 15:18-27

 

 

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Luke 9:46-56

MY PURPOSE

 

Through the events of this passage of Scripture, we are reminded what our purpose should be as a child of God.

 

I AM HERE TO SUBMIT NOT TO BE PROMINENT - Vss. 46-48

 

I AM HERE TO SERVE NOT TO BE EXCLUSIVE - Vss. 49-50

 

I AM HERE TO SAVE (SHARE CHRIST) NOT TO DESTROY - Vss. 51-56

 

 

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Luke 9:46-56

PRACTICAL LESSONS FOR DAILY LIVING

 

Here are three practical lessons for Christians who truly want to please their Lord.

 

DO NOT EXPRESS YOUR GREATNESS - Vss.46-48

Instead of arguing over who is the greatest, true disciples should reach out to the insignificant and humble in the world's eyes (for example, the child).  Those who humbly do God's will as "the least" are indeed great in God's eyes.

 

DO NOT EXCLUDE OTHER BELIEVERS - Vss. 49-50

Others who sincerely do things in Jesus' name as fellow believers should not be stopped. Psalm 119:63, Amos 3:3, John 13:34-35

 

DO NOT EXPLODE WHEN WRONGED - Vss. 51-56

The man who would later be known as the "Apostle of love" had not yet learned the lessons of love, forgiveness, and turning the other cheek. Matthew 5:43-48, Romans 12:18-21

 

 

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Luke 9:57-62

TRUE DISCIPLESHIP

 

A TRUE DISCIPLE HAS NO (PERMANENT) HOME - Vss. 57-58

By this we mean that a true disciple of Christ will consider his true home to be in Heaven.  Earthly accommodations mean nothing compared to the importance of following Christ wherever. See 1 Timothy 6:6-8, Hebrews 13:14 and Luke 9:23-24.

 

A TRUE DISCIPLE HAS NO HINDRANCE - Vss. 59-60

When this man requested a delay in following, the father was probably not even dead yet.

He was using family as an excuse, a hindrance for not doing what he was told.

 

A TRUE DISCIPLE HAS NO HESITATION - Vss. 61-62

There is no unnecessary delay on our part when we are truly following the Lord.

 

 

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Luke 9:57-63

WILLING?

 

Many people who say that are willing to follow Jesus really aren’t.  Here are three people who claimed they would follow Jesus but weren’t as willing as they sounded.

 

SOME ARE “WILLING” BUT DISILLUSIONED – Vss. 57-58

Evidently this man thought that following Jesus would mean prosperity.  Jesus told the disillusioned man that it meant sacrifice.

 

SOME ARE “WILLING” BUT DISORIENTED – Vss. 60-61

This man would follow Jesus when he thought the time was right, after he buried his father.

Jesus told him that following Jesus meant preaching now.

 

SOME ARE “WILLING” BUT DISTRACTED – Vss. 62-63

This man was more interested in family and friends than following Jesus.

Jesus told him that the one who began a task and looked back wasn’t fit for God’s kingdom.

 

 

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