PASTOR’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS OUTLINE: THE GOSPEL OF LUKE–JESUS’ AUTOBIOGRAPHY


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SERIES:  THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – JESUS’ AUTOBIOGRAPHY
SCRIPTURE:  LUKE 7; ACTS 10:38
SUBJECT:  JESUS GOES ABOUT USING HIS POWER TO DO GOOD
STUDY:  NUMBER SEVEN – PART ONE of TWO

INTRODUCTION:

We saw in our last study that Jesus’ ministry and popularity began to sweep the land and with His increasing popularity came increasing opposition as well, but no powers that be would be able to stop Jesus from continuing to go about using His power to do good for those who had too long been without the help and hope that only God could provide.

Jesus was the Almighty manifested in the flesh and when we see Jesus going about using His power to do good for those in need we see that there is a God who loves us and has the willingness and the power to help all of those, no matter their circumstance, if they will be willing to reach out in Faith to Him.

All of us have seen those in great need and our hearts have went out to them. We have often said, that if we could we would do whatever it would take to relieve there need, we had the passion, but not the power to make a difference. Then we have seen others who had the power to intervene and relieve their need, but lacked the passion to do so. In Jesus we see a God who has both the Power and Passion for all who will but look to Him in simple childlike faith. As Jesus told the desperate father whose son was possessed with a dumb and destructive spirit, so He tells us; “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” [Mark 9:23] The father learned that Jesus could and would; he had the power and the compassion. The only thing standing in the way of Jesus’ intervention would be his unbelief.

What a great lesson for us to glean from this chapter; no matter the need, whether it be Salvation (especially Salvation), Sickness, our Children, or whatever may be our affliction, Jesus is telling us that God cares and He is here among us to help all who will believe in Him, regardless of the need and in His coming Kingdom, God will wipe away every tear, do away with all pain and suffering, and never again will we see a mother weeping at the side of a grave. “And God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.” [Revelation 21:4]

Let’s look at Jesus going about showing His compassion and using His power to do good in different and difficult circumstances he finds people in. We will also see different responses to Jesus, the Good, God-Man.

 

 

I.  JESUS’ RESPONSE TO A CENTURION’S HUMBLE DEPENDENCE [7:1-10]

     A. The City [7:1]
      
          1. A Privileged City [Matthew 11:23; Luke 10:15]
             
              a. Privileged by Christ’s Presence [Matthew 4:13; John 2:12]
              b. Privileged by Christ’s Preaching [Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:21]
              c. Privileged by Christ’s Power [Luke 7:10; John 4:46-54]
              d. Privileged by Christ’s People [Luke 5:1-11]

          2. A Proud City [Matthew 11:23; Luke 10:15; Isaiah 14:13,15]

              a. rejection of Christ [Luke 10:15,16]
              b. renounced by Christ [Luke 10:15,16]

     B. The Centurion [Luke 7:2-10]

          1. A Part of an Honorable Institution
          2. A Past of Helping Israel [7:5]
          3. A Plea for a Healing Intervention [7:3-10]

              a. the stimulus for the plea [7:3; Romans 10:17]
              b. the sending of the powerful (elders) [7:3]
              c. the substance for their proposal [7:4,5; Genesis 12:1-3]
              d. the success of their plea [7:6]

          4. A Protest That Honors Ill-founded [7:4,6]
          5. A Pronouncement of His Infirmity [7:6]
          6. A Proposal From His Inference [7:7,8]

     C.  The Christ [7:9]
         
          1. His Commendation of the Centurion’s Faith [7:9]
          2. His Condemnation of His Countrymen’s Faith [7:9]
          3. His Confirmation of Centurion’s Faith [7:10]

 

II. JESUS’ RESPONSE TO A WIDOW’S HORRIBLE DESPAIR [7:11-18]

      A. Jesus Starts Another Tour [7:11]

      B. Jesus Sees Another Tragedy [7:12]

          1. The Women
               a. Had lost her husband (widow) [7:12]
               b. Had lost her only child [7:12]

          2. The Weeping [7:12,13]
         
    
C. Jesus Shows Another Tenderness [7:13,14]

          1. Unsolicited
          2. Unconventional (touched the bier) [7:14]
          3. Undeniable (7:15]

      D. Jesus Shown Another Tribute [7:16,17]

           1. Praise [7:16]
           2. Popularity [7:17]

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About Jack Woodard

I am a Baptist Pastor. [Calling the Church to Revival and Sinners to Salvation for 37 Years]
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