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GOD IN CHRIST

(LUKE)

I. THE INCARNATION OF GOD. (Luke 1:1 - 2:40)

A. Its Promise (1:1-80)

1. A Prophet - To identify Him

a. His Background - Priestly Family

b. His Birth - Miraculous

c. His Business - Preaching, Teaching, Guiding

2. A Prince - To reveal Him

a. His Background - Biblical (Pre-Existent)

b. His Birth - Designed, Detailed, Determined

c. His Business - King

d. His Blessing - By Simeon, By Anna

B. Its Performance (2:1-7)

1. Plan of it - Predicted by the Prophets

2. Place of it - Bethlehem

3. Power of it - Virgin Birth

4. Purpose of it - Provide a Saviour

C. Its Perception (2:8-52)

1. By Revelation - To the Shepherds, To Simeon

2. By Prophecy - Through the Prophetess Anna

3. By Life - Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Growth

II. THE EVIDENCE OF THE INCARNATION (Luke 3:1 - 4:66)

A. Its Evangel (3:1-38)

1. Method - Preaching

2. Message - Revelation of God

a. Condition of the People - Sinners (v.3)

b. Compassion of God (v. 6)

c. Coming of a Saviour (v. 16)

3. Manifestation

a. In Baptism - Visitation of the Spirit

Voice of the Father

b. In Genealogy - Through Mary’s Line

B. Its Enemy (4: 1-37)

1. Dazzled by the Devil (v. 1-13)

2. Dishonored by His own Countrymen (v. 16-30)

3. Displaced by the Demons (v. 31-37)

C. Its Effect (4: 38-44)

1. Miracles Performed (v. 38-42)

2. Message Proclaimed (v. 43)

III. THE POWER OF GOD (Luke 5: 1-39)

A. In His Word (5: 1-11)

1. Condition of Failure (v. 5)

2. Confession of Faith (v. 5)

3. Consequence of Fortune (v. 6)

4. Commission for Future (v. 11)

B. In His Hand (v: 12-16)

1. Leper (v. 12)

2. Lord (v. 12)

3. Liberty (v. 16)

C. In His Forgiveness (v: 17-26)

1. Audience - theological conference (v. 17)

2. Action - Caused by faith a moral and spiritual derelict saved

3. Authority

Ethical - Be of good Courage (Matt. 9: 1-8)

Redeeming - Thy sins be forgiven thee (v. 20)

Governing - Rise, take up thy bed and walk

D. In His Call (5: 27-29)

1. Call of Matthew - “Follow Me”

2. Course of Matthew - “Left All”

3. Consequence of Matthew - “Made a great Feast”

E. In His Mission (5: 30-35)

1. Its Personnel - the Sick

2. Its Purpose - the Physician

3. Its Plan - the Cure

F. In His Teaching (5: 36-39)

Parables - His way was not an addition to the old way.

His way was completely new and separate from the old way.

IV. THE INFLUENCE OF GOD (Luke 6:1 - 7:50)

A. Conflict - of Religious Leaders (6: 1-11)

1. His claim to forgive sins

2. His concern for sinners

3. His conception of the Sabbath

B. Consecration - of the Disciples (6: 12-49)

1. His Selection (v. 12-13)

2. His Service (v. 19)

3. His Sermon (v. 20-49)

Requirements

a. Character - Christ’s Life

b. Conduct - Christ’s Lordship

c. Consequences - Christ’s Victory

C. Challenge - of Deity (7:1-10)

1. Disease - Centurion’s Servant (7:1-10)

a. Intercessory Faith

b. Intelligent Faith

c. Influential Faith

2. Death - Widow’s Son (7:11-18)

a. A Condition - Death

b. A Concern - Widow

c. A Conquest - Deliverance

d. A Consequence - Reverence and Glory to God.

3. Despair - John the Baptist (7: 19-29)

a. Revealed - in questions asked

b. Response - in deeds done

c. Reward - in praise of Jesus

4. Debasement - Pharisee and Woman (7: 30-50)

a. Contrast of Persons

b. Contrast of Conduct

c. Contrast of Sermon

d. Contrast of Experience

V. THE INSTRUCTION OF GOD (Luke 8:1 - 9:17)

A. In Expression - The Plan of the Life (8:1 - 9:17)

(Word)

1. The sowing of the word - Expression (v. 4-15)

2. The hearing of the word - Exposure (v. 16-19)

3. The doing of the word - Experience (v. 19-21)

B. In Experience - The Power of the life (8:22-56)

(Faith)

1. Over Despair (v. 22-25)

2. Over Devil (v. 26-39)

3. Over Disease (v. 40-48)

4. Over Death (v. 49-56)

C. In Election - The Purpose of the Life (9: 1 - 9)

(Call)

1. Empowered - Authority

2. Employed - Sent to Preach

3. Emptied - Fleshly Accessories

D. In Enrichment - The Provision of the Life (9: 10 - 17)

(Filling)

1. Physical needs shown

2. Physical needs supplied

VI. THE REQUIREMENTS OF GOD FOR DISCIPLESHIP (Luke 9:18 - 10:24)

A. Demands Confession (9:18-21)

B. Demands Consecration (9:22-26)

C. Demands Confirmation (9:27-36)

D. Demands Communion (9:37-43)

E. Demands Courage (9:44-56)

1. Cross Before Him (9:44-45)

2. Pride Beside Him (9:46-48)

3. Envy Beyond Him (9:49-56)

F. Demands Constancy (9:57-62)

1. Peril of the uncounted cost

2. Peril of the unburied corpse

3. Peril of the unforsaken circle

G. Demands Concentration (10:1-24)

1. Lord of the Harvest - Holy Spirit

2. Laborers of the Harvest - Sent by the Spirit

3. Law of the Harvest - Power over obstacles

4. Lesson of the Harvest - Rejoice over name being in the Book of Life

VII. THE WISDOM OF GOD (Luke 10:25 - 12:15)

A. In Question answered (10:25 - 11:23)

1. Who is my neighbor? (10:25-37)

2. What thing is needful? (10:38-42)

3. How to Pray? (11:1-10)

4. Where He received His Power (11:11-23)

B. In Lessons Taught (11:24 - 12:15)

1. Worthlessness of Self Reformation (11:24-28)

2. Sign of the Son of Man (11:29-32)

3. Importance of Spiritual Light (11:33-38)

4. Inward condition is more important than outward expression (11:39-44)

5. Danger of hindering others from entering the kingdom (11:45-46)

6. Warning against the Teaching of the Pharisees (12:1-15)

VIII. THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF GOD (Luke 12:16-59)

A. In Problem of Ownership (12:16-21)

B. In Problem of Anxiety (12:22 -34)

C. In Problem of Watchfulness (12:35-41)

D. In Problem of Stewardship (12:42-48)

E. In Problem of Relationship (12:49-59)

IX. THE REVELATION OF GOD (Luke 13:1 - 15:32)

A. Conditions of Man (13:1-17)

1. Need of Repentance (v. 1 - 5)

2. Need for Fruitfulness (v. 6 - 9)

3. Need for Freedom (v. 10 - 17)

B. Conditions of the Kingdom of God (13:18-35)

1. Problem of Inconsistency (v. 18 - 19)

2. Problem of Invisible Growth (v. 20 - 21)

3. Problem of Indifference (v. 22 - 33)

4. Problem of Impenitence (v. 34 - 35)

C. Concern of God (14:1 - 15:32)

1. Suffering of Man (14:1-6)

2. Selfishness of Men (14:7-15)

3. Stupidity of Man (14:16-24)

4. Sincerity of Man (14:25-33)

5. Salvation of Man (14:34-15:32)

X. THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD (Luke 16:1-31)

A. Its Cause (16:1-18)

1. Unfaithful Stewardship (16:1-13)

2. Uncontrolled Passion for Material Things (16:14-17)

3. Unfaithful Marital Covenants (16:10)

B. Its Condition (16:19-31)

1. Certain - Hell is a reality - “In Hell”

2. Convicted

A. Necessity of Prayer - “Father Abraham”

B. Necessity of Personal Witnessing - “Send Lazarus”

3. Concerned - for Brothers - “I have five brothers”

4. Counseled

A. There is no witness after death

B. There is no witness on earth but the Word and the Holy Spirit

C. There is no Hope for those who heed not the Word

D. Listen to the Prophets

XI. THE WARNING OF GOD (Luke 17:1 - 18:34)

A. Dangers (17:1-10)

1. Peril of causing others to sin (17:1-2)

2. Peril of Lack of Charity (17:3-4)

3. Peril of Lack of Faith (17:5-6)

4. Peril of Pride (17:7-10)

B. Discernment (17:11-37)

1. Concerning Gratitude (17:11-37)

2. Concerning Kingdom of God (17:20-21)

3. Concerning Second Coming (17:22-37)

C. Devotion (18:1-30)

1. Concern of Prayer (v. 1 - 8)

2. Humility of Prayer (v. 9 - 14)

3. Concern of Parents (v. 15 - 17)

4. Power of Possessions (v. 18 - 30)

D. Death (18:31-34)

1. Its place - Jerusalem

2. Its plan - Cross

3. Its Purpose - Atonement

XII. THE DELIVERANCE OF GOD (Luke 18:35 - 19:10)

A. A Blind Man (18:35-43)

1. Obstacles overcome

2. Faith Unshaken

3. Determination unmoved

4. Relief complete

B. A Publican (19:1-10)

1. A determined man

2. A delighted man

3. A different man

XIII. THE REACTION OF GOD (Luke 19:11 - 23:33)

A. Facing the Questions of Man

1. Kingdom of God (19:11-16)

2. Authority of Jesus (20:1-18)

a. Unacceptable to Jewish Leaders

b. Unquestionable to the Future

3. Responsibility to State Authority (20:19-26)

a. Responsible to God

b Responsible to State

4. Resurrection of the Dead (20:27-38)

5. Lordship of Christ (20:39-47)

6. Liberality of Giving (21:1-4)

7. Signs of the Second Coming (21:5-38)

B. Facing the Expectation of the Cross

1. Revelation as King (19:28-40)

2. Response to a City (19:41-44)

3. Respect for the Temple (19:45-48)

4. Revelation of an Enemy (22:1-6)

C. Further Training of the Disciples

1. Institution of the Lord’s Supper (22:7-20)

2. Instruction on the Art of greatness (22:24-30)

3. Indictment against Satanic Power (22:31-34)

4. Importance of Prayer for Useful Service (22:35-46)

D. Facing the Greatest Test

1. Betrayal of a Friend (22:47-53)

2. Denial of a Follower (22:56-62)

3. Buffeted by Men (22:63-65)

4. Condemned by his Nation (22:66-71)

5. Crucified as a Criminal (23:1-33)

XIV. THE VICTORY OF GOD (Luke 23:33 - 24:53)

A. Experienced (23:33-56)

1. In forgiveness of offenders (23:33-38)

2. In saving of a Sinner (23:38-45)

3. In Submission to the Father (23:46-49)

4. In Reality of the Death (23:50-56)

B. Evidenced (24: 1 - 45)

1. In Resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)

2. In Revelation of Jesus (24:13-45)

a. Verbal - through word

b. Visible - through flesh

C. Expounded (24:46-53)

1. Persons involved - Believers

2. Places involved - World

3. Preaching involved - Repentance and Remission of Sins

4. Power involved - Endued with Power (Holy Spirit)

 

 

 

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