John 8:58-59 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. John Piper, in a sermon, “Death Is Not the End of Life,” explained, “Now, if Jesus had meant to say … More I AM
But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’ David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” —Luke 20:41-44 … More J.C. Ryle: “Publicly proved ignorant of that which he fancies is his own peculiar department of knowledge.”
One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he … More Beware the error of the Pharisees
John Piper, in a sermon, “The Blinding Effects of Serving God”- Up till now in Luke 15 Jesus is showing with parables what it means that he “receives sinners and eats with them.” This was the accusation of the “Pharisees and scribes” in verse 2. Jesus said, in effect, when I receive sinners and eat … More This is a passage for people who tend to think of other people who need this passage.
In our reading plan, we come to Luke 12 today. In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Luke 12:1 ESV) In the previous chapter (Luke … More Beware of hypocrisy
J. C. Ryle comments on Luke 6:1-6, part of our read-through-the-Bible passage today: We should notice, in this passage, what excessive importance hypocrites attach to trifles. We are told that, “One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of wheat, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and … More Ryle: The excessive importance attached to trifles
John Piper, in a sermon, “The Blinding Effects of Serving God”- Up till now in Luke 15 Jesus is showing with parables what it means that he “receives sinners and eats with them.” This was the accusation of the “Pharisees and scribes” in verse 2. Jesus said, in effect, when I receive sinners and eat … More No Help Wanted. Help Available.
J.C. Ryle with a warning about going overboard in two opposite directions in regard to observing the 4th commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.” He refers to Jesus’ interactions with the Pharisees in Matthew 12, our reading for today. The mistakes of the Pharisee about the Sabbath were in one direction. The … More J.C. Ryle: The mistakes of the Pharisee about the Sabbath were in one direction. The mistakes of the Christian are in another.
Luke 11, we’ll pick it up in verse 37. Hopefully we’ve been able to distinguish between the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of religion. I’ll point it out to you once again. Jesus tends to be for people who are really a mess. He tends to speak softly to them, very gently to them. … More Jesus vs religion…Matt Chandler on Luke 11
Bob Deffinbaugh comments, There are numerous lessons to be learned from our text. I will underscore just a few. First, our text serves to contrast the faith of the stretcher-carriers with the unbelief of the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The stretcher-carriers believed in Jesus, the Pharisees and teachers were skeptical. The stretcher-carriers were … More Are you a stretcher-carrier or a sermon critic?