It provokes Him to cut us off suddenly, and that without remedy. It is like the mixture of leaven with a lump of dough. 7:13-14, John 14:6. He chose rather to press home on him, and all around him, their own immediate duty. In Luke 13, two types of disasters are mentioned, the natural We see, secondly, in these verses, a striking exhortation given. There will be a day when Ironside said, “Repentance is a change in mind which results City after city, and country after country, received the new faith. lost sinner. All things are said to be theirs, life, death, things present, and things to come. hear sobering words, which make us think about the seriousness and/or severity LUKE 13. He teaches us that the command to "do no work" on the Sabbath, was not intended to prohibit works of necessity and mercy. The parable of the mustard seed is intended to show the progress of the Gospel in the WORLD. Let us observe, for one thing, in these verses, how much more ready people are to talk of the deaths of others than their own. Revelation 11 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Study ... Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Luke 4:1-13 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "TEMPTATION" Intro: It is God's desire you have fullness of joy, peace, abundant life. We ought to seek to possess a spirit of calm, unshaken confidence about things to come. Except they repent, they will be cut down. We need not doubt that this mighty miracle was intended to supply hope and comfort to sin-diseased souls. Our minds would not be in tune for an eternity of holiness. JESUS IS THE ANSWER . 9 Outlines . What has kept me from walking in the same road, except the free grace of God?". What kinds of Calamities happened to Him? They will be found rich both in prophetical and experimental truths. This is what Jesus did in this story. "How lovely are your tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts!" The prophetic words of the parable before us were literally fulfilled. Foreknowledge like this, of course, is not granted to believers in the present day. (2 Corinthians 5:17.) John Let us take heed so to live that He may see in us fruit. They might as well have tried to stop the tide from flowing, or the sun from rising. For another, let us keep the day "holy," and give it to God. We ought, in a certain measure, to aim at having the mind that was in Christ Jesus. If we die impenitent, and without a new heart, we had better never have been born. Have you ever given much The true believers in Christ will enter into Heaven. Governor. It is a serious thing to be "wise above that which is written." Mercy founded on the mediation of a coming Savior, was the cause why Adam and Eve were not cast down to hell, in the day that they fell. The readiness of Christ to save sinners is unmistakably declared. Until that time came it was not in the power of Herod to hurt Him. Repentance like this is the characteristic of all true Christians. Sometimes people are not thinking correctly. These are serious questions. Jesus saw people who needed to be saved. with Jesus but have not trusted Him as Savior, will be told by Him, "I For one thing let us do no work which is not absolutely needful. The converted man will always think first of his own heart, his own life, his own deserts, and his own sins. "Immediately she was made straight and glorified God.". The true believers in Christ will enter into Heaven. Let these things sink down into our hearts. Luke again recorded God"s providential timing in bringing this godly woman to Jesus then (cf. He lives, who formed the world out of nothing, and He never changes. It shows itself before man by a thorough breaking off from sin. Unless a person repents, final judgment will not be pretty. who ever perished, being innocent? There is doubtless deep mystery about it. But those who should have Where there is a will there is always a way. ", Whatever others may think in religion, the Lord Jesus would have us know, that we are responsible for exertion. (Luke 11:5-13, NIV) I've experienced legendary "Southern hospitality," but even that is exceeded by Middle Eastern hospitality. Vss. Our Lord's saying that she was "a daughter of Abraham," would lead us to infer that she was a true believer. the person has more time to repent. He will say to himself, "Are my sins forgiven? Browse Sermons on Luke 13. Its first starting point was a despised corner of the earth, called Judea, a petty tributary province of the vast empire of Rome. There is a peculiar interest belonging to the two parables contained in these verses. Seeing A Sign or Looking for A Light — Luke 11: 29-36. and have I really repented of my own transgressions?" But we can’t say that every physical problem is a result of someone specific’s 28-30 - God is being patient. something bad happens that we or the person affected has done something wrong. They are simple historical facts, which no one can deny. THE WARNING - Vss. same time. - There will be a time when it will be too late to be saved. In the course of our daily walk the Holy Spirit will convict us Power, justice, purity, holiness, wisdom, unchangeableness, are all parts of God's character, and have all been manifested to the world in a thousand ways, both in His works and in His word. In fact the Lord has not returned yet, in order to give more Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, J. C. Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. They do not perhaps run into open sin. Luke 13:1-5 - God's Ageless Ultimatum: The Most Difficult Command. They are often the "leaven" of grace working in a heart. They deserve serious consideration. They may be covered with the leaves of forms, and services, and ordinances. 2 Peter 3:8-10. Many people, including most The unbelief and indecision of others will be no excuse at the last day. They shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and rest forever from warfare and work. that fell. It is possible that Jesus was looking forward to the destruction He would have all men saved and come to the knowledge of the truth." "He that begins the work, will perform it unto the day of Jesus Christ." Whether we have many with us or a few, the command before us is plain--"Strive to enter in. (2 Samuel 23:5; Matthew 10:30; Psalms 37:23; Romans 8:28; Hebrews 12:10; John 11:4; 1 Corinthians 3:22. The Sabbath was made for man's benefit, and not for his hurt. It will leaven the whole lump. He can heal us thoroughly, and say, "you are loosed from your infirmity. It leads to confession of sin before God. Are we resting satisfied with a few vague wishes and convictions? Luke 13:6-7. The enemies of our souls are many. Sometimes people are not thinking correctly. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 13. It grieves the Lord Jesus Christ to see sinners going on still in their wickedness. The "straight ), There is no such thing as chance, luck, or accident, in the life of a believer. The Randy Alcorn quote is from Money, Possessions, and Eternity (Revised and Expanded Edition, Tyndale, 2003), p.5. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ryl/luke-13.html. Such is human nature in every age. witnessing and living Godly lives. There are many in every congregation who hear the Gospel, who are literally hanging over the brink of the pit. 1 Peter 1:15-16. challenged his hearers to enter the straight gate of salvation. Have we cried to God about our sins, and sought forgiveness at the throne of grace? 28-30 - before to save them. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Never let us forget that to be content with sitting in the congregation and hearing sermons, while we bear no fruit in our lives, is conduct which is most offensive to God. The last shall be first, and the first last. We know not who this woman was. Expository Files was a monthly electronic journal, edited by Warren E. Berkley & Jon W. Quinn, dedicated to the faithful exposition of Scripture. This fact alone should make us give the more earnest heed to the lessons which the parables convey. ", Let us never despair about the salvation of others so long as they are alive. He can create, and transform, and renew, and break down, and build, and quicken, with irresistible power. forsake, and yes, if necessary make things right with someone else. Our lives may have been long spent in worldliness and folly. The subject is a delicate one, but one which concerns our happiness so much that it deserves consideration. "As I live," are His words, "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-15. NJ, Loizeaux Brothers, 1947) p. 436. 25-27 they can cause physical problems for their new-borns. Go away, all you who do evil." A single minister in some large neglected town-district--a single missionary amid myriads of savage heathen--a single reformer in the midst of a fallen and corrupt church--each and all of these may seem at first sight utterly unlikely to do any good. But if they are destitute of the fruits of the Spirit, they are reckoned useless cumberers of the ground. Does he hear of a sudden death? If it was no breach of the fourth commandment to show kindness to oxen and donkeys, much less to show kindness to a daughter of Abraham. These words were spoken as part of a message that had much to Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 11:11-13. The truth here asserted, is one of the foundations of Christianity. They have no delight in God's presence or God's day. A day is coming on the earth when the patience of God towards SINNERS shall have an end. It was then and is now, very easy for people to assume when But are we willing to come to Christ, and commit our souls to Him? If it was allowable to attend to the needs of beasts on the Sabbath, how much more to human creatures! 32:5. Its first founder was One who was poor in this world, and ended His life by dying the death of a malefactor on the cross. Luke 13:1-9. The Anatomy of A fool — Luke 12: 13-21. Jews of Jesus' day, will claim to have known Jesus, and yet Jesus will claim he He seized the event, as His manner was, and made a practical use of it. Ironside said, “Repentance is a change in mind which results The will of poor hardened unbelieving man, and not the will of Christ, is the cause why sinners are lost for evermore. Let us pray on, and faint not. You Don’t Have To Beg God — Luke 11: 1-13. Let us hold fast this blessed truth, and never let it go. The man who can find no pleasure in giving God one day in the week, is manifestly unfit for heaven. - The common thought was that these men were guilty of some Whatever others may do in religion the Lord Jesus would have us know that our duty is clear. This is a mighty principle of the Gospel, and one which severely perplexes narrow-minded and shallow theologians. But Scripture and facts alike combine to shut us up to it. ", We must look to our own hearts. (Philippians 1:6.). Every once in a while we Church after church was formed in almost every quarter of the earth then known. 1 Peter 1:15-16 - But as he which hath Not because we need to be saved, but because we need to be holy! We are to wait for nobody. What does God see in us year after year? Twice He declares emphatically, "Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.". There is a time coming when many will repent too late, and believe too late--sorrow for sin too late, and begin to pray too late--be anxious about salvation too late, and long for heaven too late. Jesus himself came and dug around the roots and added fertilizer, We see, secondly, in these verses, the almighty power of our Lord Jesus Christ. and the unnatural. Many people, including most But their plea will be unavailing. Jesus was asked who was guilty, the man or his parents to cause 11. spirit of infirmity—Compare Lu 13:17, "whom Satan hath bound." Reading from the perspective of the bent over woman in Luke 13:10-17 is one such example. There is nothing positive about their religion. were killed in the process. **************************************************************************, ***************************************************************************. There never was one washed in the blood of Christ who did not feel, and mourn, and confess, and hate his own sins. For that change let us be prepared. We see, thirdly, in these verses, a day of dreadful solemnity described. We belong to a Christian Church. Let the truth before us sink down into our hearts, and bear fruit in our lives. They are symptoms which worldly men may not perceive, and ignorant believers may despise, and even old Christians may mistake. Bibliography InformationRyle, J. C. "Commentary on Luke 13:4". Roman emperors and heathen philosophers, sometimes by force and sometimes by argument, tried in vain to check the progress of Christianity. And so it came to pass. JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR SORROW - Vss. Let us lay down for ourselves two special rules for the observance of the Sabbath. There is but one thing needful, in order to make a believer calm, quiet, unruffled, undisturbed in every position, and under every circumstance. Talk This Way 4. He that desires to know the number of the saved, in the present dispensation, need only turn to the Bible, and his curiosity will be satisfied. Although these words applied The sentence will yet go forth, "Cut it down. --He has only to look around him, and compare the ways of the many with the word of God, and he will soon come to the conclusion, if he is an honest man, that the saved are few. In some cases the result is far more clearly marked and decided than in others. Are they or their parents guilty of something special? There is a frame of mind exhibited to us which we should do well to copy. And yet Israel Hypocrisy Never Solves A Problem — Luke 12: 1-12. This is what God looked for. Let us learn from these verses, how entirely our times are in God's hands. Christ is willing to receive sinners. The tastes of the man are altered. The gate is strait. The parable (13:6-9) underscores the message of 13:1-5, that judgment is approaching and that we must bring forth the fruits of repentance before it is too late. The Pharisees and the scribes had the wrong viewpoint. has a few days to live.". If we see any sign of grace beginning in a brother, however feeble, let us thank God and be hopeful. None but the elect shall be finally saved. He brings in the dresser of the vineyard pleading for the fig tree, that it may be spared a little longer--"Lord, let it alone this year also." They have not the least idea how near they are to destruction. This sermon was preached on January 22, 2006 at Desiring God Community Church in Charlotte, NC. It is just the same in the present day. Luke 24:13-32. The BEGINNINGS of the Gospel were exceedingly small. It is not enough that they grieve parents, and ministers, and neighbors, and friends. But sinners are not willing to come to Christ. A single sentence of a sermon, or a single verse of Holy Scripture--a word of rebuke from a friend, or a casual religious remark overheard--a tract given by a stranger, or a trifling act of kindness received from a Christian, some one of these things is often the starting-point in the life of a soul. How many of our cares and fears are about things which never come to pass! The principle here laid down by our Lord is the same that we find elsewhere in the Gospels. PARABLES OF THE MUSTARD SEED, AND THE YEAST. Matthew refused to repent and was destroyed eventually by the Romans. "There is joy in heaven over one sinner that repents." When we are smitten that we are wrong, we are to confess to God, Until that work was finished no weapon forged against Him could prosper. (Hebrews 13:5-6, Revelation 3:20) JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR CONFUSION - Vss. Hebrews 9:27 - And as it is appointed Experience shows that there is the closest connection between Sabbath sanctification and healthy Christianity. The man who can answer these questions satisfactorily is a true Christian. (Psalms 112:7.). We may perhaps have relatives whose case seems desperate because of their wickedness. "I would have gathered your children," says Christ, "but you were not willing." How we can do it is a question with which we have nothing to do. If we have already repented in time past, let us go on repenting to the end of our lives. If we are lost, we shall have none to find fault with but ourselves. Its first preachers were a few fishermen and publicans, who were, most of them, unlearned and ignorant men. From this it is probable, though not certain, that her protracted infirmity was the effect of some milder form of possession; yet she was "a daughter of Abraham," in the same gracious sense, no doubt, as Zaccheus, after his conversion, was "a son of Abraham" (Lu 19:9). It will be so yet with many others, it may be feared, before the end comes. It is not always because God is judging a specific individual in a complete change in attitude.”. it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. In a few hundred years, the religion of the despised Nazarene--the religion which began in the upper chamber at Jerusalem--had overrun the civilized world. By some magic he had gotten a copy of the New York Times, dated a year in advance. "J. C. Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels". unnatural causes. The promises of the Gospel are wide, broad, and general. The conduct of this suffering Jewess may well put to shame many a strong and healthy professing Christian. Let all unconverted people remember this. Our Lord, no doubt, spoke with a prophetic foresight of coming things. They have lived for years in the best part of God's vineyard, and yet borne no fruit. It requires nothing but what is reasonable and wise. Believers have a covenant ordered in all things and sure. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 13:1-5. It goes on to work sorrow for sin. When they are sick, it is for some wise purpose. It was a religion which seemed at first so feeble, and helpless, and powerless, that it could not live. We must be committed to seeking first His kingdom and glory, so that our prayers are properly motivated and directed. He seems to say, "What though these Galileans did die a sudden death? “Fool’s Gold” (Luke 12:13-21) 1 There is an old story about a man who thought he had the future licked. Money, and pleasure, and rank, and greatness, occupy the first place now in the world. Myriads shall wake up in another world, and be convinced of truths which on earth they refused to believe. But we shall understand it all hereafter. when Jesus did things that provoked the “religious” leaders of His day. Jesus tells a story that could refer to Israel. 1 Timothy 5:5). In John 9:3 Jesus tells us that it was neither. It was a sect everywhere spoken against. In Luke 13, two types of disasters are mentioned, the natural never knew you.". So, how does this effect us as Christians? been familiar with Christ, but never born again. But still there is a lesson here which we ought not to overlook. forth more effort, you're going to fail history! These expository preaching outlines were preached in pulpits of the church of Christ. Its first doctrine was eminently calculated to call forth the enmity of the natural heart. The moment a man's heart is converted, these pretended difficulties about attending public worship vanish away. Mercy has been truly called the darling attribute of God. It is a dreadful conclusion. Promises of Scripture are held out to us. It takes someone to set things straight! In Luke 13, two types of disasters are mentioned, the natural and the unnatural. Luke 2:27). and the unnatural. Or do we know anything of a gradual, growing, spreading, increasing, leavening process going on in our inward man? to perish and face judgment. You might remember the man who was born blind in John 9. It results in producing a habit of deep hatred for all sin. to get in, but will be turned away, because they had not trusted Christ. There is one higher than all these, whom they deeply grieve by their conduct. We live in a Christian land. Luke, more than any other evangelist, stresses the importance of prayer in Jesus’ life (see 3:21, 5:16, 6:12, 9:18, 9:28, 10:21-22, 11:1, 22:41-4, 23:46). He drew down upon himself a stern but just rebuke--"You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his donkey from the stall, and lead him away to watering?" But the PROGRESS of the Gospel, after the seed was once cast into the earth, was great, steady and continuous. Those who are familiar ... Others came to Jesus trying to trick Him with their questions (eg. All things are ready on God's part. But if there is one part of His perfections which He is pleased to exhibit to man more clearly than another, beyond doubt that part is mercy. Let us not forget that the great Master looks for "fruit.". to the Jews of His day, they can certainly apply to anyone who claims to have We cannot lay the blame on God the Father, nor on Jesus Christ the Redeemer, nor on the Holy Spirit the Comforter. There is something peculiarly striking in our Lord's language in this prophecy. Let us take a kind interest in all around us. countries. In spite of men and devils, the seed that he sows shall become a great tree. holy lives. Salvation to the uttermost is offered to men. With Christ nothing is impossible. Browse Sermons on Luke 13:11-13. We are told of a "woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could not straiten up." So don’t be quick to be smug when tragedy happens to someone you The command is express and unmistakable--"Strive to enter in.". He will say to himself, "Who has made me to differ? Browse Sermons on Luke 11:11-13. You can also download them as PDF files to store on your hard drive. We are to draw near to Him in the use of the means of grace. But her name and history are hidden from us. We should study to have a heart "not afraid of evil tidings," but quiet, steady, and trusting in the Lord. such a thing. Vs. 2 - The common thought was that these men were guilty of some deformities and diseases? need to repent see the need because of us. We have probably not the least conception how much we all owe to God's long-suffering. In some cases no doubt the progress is far quicker than in others. Our youth may have been wasted in soul-defiling excesses, of which we are lamentably ashamed. There was a woman, &c.— Jesus happening to preach in one of the synagogues of Perea on a sabbath-day, cast his eyes upon a woman in the congregations, who had not been able to stand upright during the space of eighteen years. It has been so since with the African Churches. The Lord Jesus said that it would be so, and all experience shows that so it is. called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; [16] Because Let that never be forgotten. And He concludes the parable by putting these dreadful words into the vinedresser's mouth--"If it bears fruit, well--and if not, then after that you shall cut it down. He can take what confuses us and explain it. (Zechariah 4:10.) Our sins may be countless. it is too late to enter the straight gate. There never was a pardoned man who was not also a penitent. When we are confused we must not only pray for guidance but read the Bible. However, we have been called to live Godly, Jesus is saying this is just not so. Pharisees and Sadducees, Jews and Gentiles, ignorant idolaters and self-conceited philosophers, all agreed in hating and opposing Christianity. Preacher after preacher rose up, and missionary after missionary came forward to fill the place of those who died. God's sovereignty and man's responsibility shall appear perfectly harmonious one day. Luke 13:31-14:35: Counting the Cost (Preached 10/15/06): audio, text coming soon Luke 14:26 and other Scriptures: The Tragedy of Desiring a Great Family (Preached 5/21/06): text Luke 15: Death and Resurrection to Seek and to Save the Lost (Preached 4/16/06): text , audio coming soon them killed. But have we ever repented? 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