SERIES: THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – JESUS’ AUTOBIOGRAPHY
SCRIPTURE: LUKE 8
SUBJECT: A LOOK AT JESUS’ TOUR OF GALILEE
STUDY: NUMBER EIGHT – PART ONE OF TWO
In our last study we saw Jesus leaving His home and headquarters in Capernaum to further His ministry by making an evangelistic tour of Galilee.
In chapter 8 we are given an overview of the Lord’s tour in verse one, verse two gives us a record of those who followed and financed the Lord and this campaign. The rest of the chapter is a look into what Jesus taught and did on His return trip to Capernaum.
What a wonderful and exciting experience this tour must have been for those who had invested their time and resources to accompany Jesus as He furthered His ministry throughout Galilee. Time and resources that had been well invested in joining the Lord in the furtherance of the Gospel.
I. THE PREACHING TOUR [8:1-3]
A. The Furthering [8:1]
1. His movements “…every city and village.”
a. city – the refined and the masses
b. village – the rural and the miniscule
2. His message “…the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God’”
a. God’s Sovereign Rule
b. God’s Saving Redemption
c. God’s Source of Rejoicing
3. His manner “…preaching…” ( A herald; To herald)
a. To declare – there was no discussion or debates
b. To define – Jesus set forth His unalterable terms of salvation and entering the Kingdom [John 3:3,5]
B. The Followers [8:1-3]
1. The men who had been called [8:1] “…the twelve…”
2. The women who had been cured [8:2-3] “…who had been healed…”
a. dire sicknesses “…infirmities…”
b. demon spirits “…evil spirits..”
C. The Financing [8:2,3; 1Corinthians 9:14]
1. Women who were saved
2. Women who were successful
3. Women who were satisfied [Romans 12:3-8; 1Corinthians 12:11; 1Timothy 2:12]
As women they called to preach as were the twelve, but they were satisfied in being and doing what the Lord had called and equipped them to do.
It not only takes the man to preach the message for the Gospel to be spread, it also takes women and men to give the money to send the Preacher.
The one is as necessary as the other and these women were felt blessed and satisfied to be able to do their part for their Lord.
II. THE PARABLE TOLD [8:4-15]
A. The Mode of Sharing [8:4] “…He spoke by a parable.”
B. The Meaning Sought [8:9]
The Lord had not explained the parable and the disciples were eager to understand its meaning.
C. The Message Shared [8:10-15]
1. the reason for using parables [8:10]
a. to exclude the insincere
b. to enlighten the sincere
2. the revealing for understanding the parable [8:10-15]
a. the comparison of the seed [8:11]
b. the condition of the soils [8:12-15]
c. the cause of the selections [8:12-15]
III. THE PRINCIPLES TAUGHT [8:16-21]
A. The Favored Have a Responsibility [8:16]
B. The Faithful Have a Reward [8:18]
C. The Failures Have a Reduction [8:18]
D. The Family Have a Reality [8:19-21]
1. The Lord’s earthly family makes an attempt [8:19,20]
2. The Lord’s spiritual family manifest an attribute [8:21; 1John 2:3,4]