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5 – Jesus’ Final Six Months

jerusalem-and-the-templeJesus’ final six months on earth were very eventful, as, no doubt, were the prior three years of his public ministry. However, Luke stuffs about 11 1/2 chapters into these last few months (recording three of his seven trips to Jerusalem), whereas he scattered 12 1/2 chapters within three whole years of Jesus’ public ministry. If we subtract the first two chapters that concern Jesus’ birth, we would find that we are told more about Jesus in his final 6 months than Luke tells us occurred in Jesus’ first three years of his public ministry. Personally, I find that interesting. Matthew arranged his Gospel narrative according to themes rather than chronology, but it is difficult, at least for me, to understand if an emphasis is made for any one point in Jesus’ ministry. Obviously, all the narratives emphasize the final week of Jesus’ public ministry, but nothing else during Jesus’ first three years seems to be more important that any other as far as I am able to understand.

  1. Luke 13:22 ………………………………….. Jesus’ Next Journey to Jerusalem
  2. Luke 13:23 ………………………………….. Are There Few to Be Saved?
  3. Luke 13:23-25 ……………………………… Striving at the Gate of the Kingdom
  4. Luke 13:25 ………………………………….. The Gospel of the Closed Door
  5. Luke 13:26-30 ……………………………… The Line Begins at the Rear!
  6. Luke 13:28 …………………………………. The Eschatology of Luke 13
  7. Luke 13:31-35 ……………………………… Plots and Schemes Against Jesus
  8. Luke 14:1 …………………………………… Eight Significant Sabbaths
  9. Luke 14:1-6 ………………………………… Finding Fault with Jesus
  10. Luke 14:7-11 ……………………………….. The Most Honorable Place at the Table
  11. Luke 14:12-15 ……………………………… Was Jesus an Ungracious Guest?
  12. Luke 14:15 ………………………………….. Fighting Jesus for the Kingdom
  13. Luke 14:16-24 ……………………………… The Parable of the Two Invitations
  14. Luke 14:16-24 ……………………………… The Eschatology of the Great Banquet
  15. Luke 14:25-27 ……………………………… A Proper Perspective for Relationships
  16. Luke 14:28-33 ……………………………… Jesus Is Our High Tower
  17. Luke 15:1-2 ………………………………… Drawing Near to God
  18. Luke 15:3-7 ………………………………… The Sheep in the Wilderness
  19. Luke 15:8-10 ………………………………. The Woman and the Lost Coin
  20. Luke 15:11-13 ……………………………… The Lost Son and the Sinner
  21. Luke 15:14-20 ……………………………… Being Brought to Repentance
  22. Luke 15:20-24 ……………………………… The Heart of God Toward the Sinner
  23. Luke 15:25-32 ……………………………… Ignorance of the Love of God
  24. Luke 16:1 …………………………………… Who Might the Unjust Steward Be?
  25. Luke 16:1-8 ………………………………… What Was the Sin of the Unjust Steward?
  26. Luke 16:9 …………………………………… What Does Jesus Mean by Mammon?
  27. Luke 16:9-13 ……………………………….. Jesus’ Command to Make Friends
  28. Luke 16:14-18 ……………………………… What Was the Sin of the Pharisees?
  29. Luke 16:19 ………………………………….. Who Is the Rich Man?
  30. Luke 16:19-31 ……………………………… The Rich Man and the Resurrection
  31. Luke 16:19-31 ……………………………… Is Experience Better Evidence?
  32. Luke 16:19-31 ……………………………… Luke and Egyptian Folklore
  33. Luke 16:19-31 ……………………………… Is Abraham in Hades?
  34. Luke 17:1-2 ………………………………… What Kind of Offenses Are to Come?
  35. Luke 17:3-4 ………………………………… What Does Jesus Mean by Trespasses?
  36. Luke 17:5-10 ……………………………….. Must Our Faith Be Increased?
  37. Luke 17:11-19 ………………………………. The Faith of Ten Lepers
  38. _________ ………………………………….. Diverse Views of the Kingdom of God
  39. _________ ………………………………….. What Is the Kingdom of God?
  40. Luke 17:20-21 ……………………………… Where Is the Kingdom of God?
  41. Luke 17:22-30 ……………………………… The Day of Jesus’ Coming
  42. Luke 17:24-31 ……………………………… Did Jesus Come to Destroy the World?
  43. Luke 17:20-31 ……………………………… As in the Days of Noah…
  44. Luke 17:31-37 ……………………………… The Judgment and a Warning
  45. Luke 18:1-7 ………………………………… Seeking the Protection of God
  46. Luke 18:1-7 ………………………………… The Vindication of God’s Elect
  47. Luke 18:8 …………………………………… The Great Apostasy
  48. Luke 18:9-14 ………………………………. The Pharisee and the Publican
  49. Luke 18:9-14 ……………………………….. How Is the Believer Justified?
  50. Luke 18:15-19 ……………………………… A Glaring Contrast
  51. Luke 18:18-30 ……………………………… The Rich Young Ruler
  52. ________ …………………………………… The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved
  53. Luke 18:18 ………………………………….. Identifying the Rich Young Ruler
  54. Luke 18:31 ………………………………….. Jesus’ Final Journey to Jerusalem
  55. ________ …………………………………… Jesus’ Seven Visits to Jerusalem
  56. Luke 18:31-33 ……………………………… The Voice of God v/s the Voice of Men
  57. Luke 18:31-33 ……………………………… Believing the Lie Rather than the Truth
  58. Luke 18:31-34 ……………………………… The Surprising Power of False Doctrine
  59. Luke 18:35 …………………………………. Near Which Gate Was the Beggar Healed?
  60. Luke 18:35-43 ……………………………… Lord, that I May See!
  61. Luke 19:1 …………………………………… Zacchaeus, the Chief Tax-Collector
  62. Luke 19:1-5 ………………………………… The Little Man Who Couldn’t See
  63. Luke 19:4-7 ………………………………… Receiving the Chief Publican
  64. Luke 19:7-8 ………………………………… Zacchaeus’ Testimony
  65. Luke 19:8-10 ……………………………….. How Evil a Man Was Zacchaeus?
  66. Luke 19:11-13 ……………………………… The Business of the Kingdom of God
  67. Luke 19:13-14 ……………………………… The Worldview of Jesus’ Enemies
  68. Luke 19:14 ………………………………….. Hatred Toward Jesus and the Publicans
  69. Luke 19:13-19 ……………………………… The Work of the Nobleman’s Servants
  70. Luke 19:20 …………………………………. The Work of the Wicked Servant
  71. Luke 19:21-22 ……………………………… Accusations Against the Nobleman
  72. Luke 19:22 ………………………………….. The Judgment of the Wicked Servant
  73. Luke 19:22-27 ……………………………… The Judgment at the Nobleman’s Return
  74. Luke 19:11-27 ……………………………… The Return of the Nobleman
  75. Luke 19:11:27 ……………………………… What is the Nature of the Kingdom?

 

 

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