Bible Study Notes on Luke 17:1-10 – 20180804

Luke 17:1  "...It is impossible that no offenses should come..." That's rather amazing.  Impossible that no offenses or stumbling blocks should come.  When we get upset about them, we should remember what Jesus said.  They're going to come.  We just have to learn how to properly deal with them. 1  "...woe to him through whom …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 16:19-31 – 20180801

Luke 16:19-20  "...certain rich man...certain beggar named Lazarus..." Interesting that he names the beggar, but not the rich man.  Tradition has named him Dives, the Latin term for rich or rich man.  One commentary suggested that Lazarus was a name meaning needy or poor and thus would be the contrast to the rich man. 21  …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 16:14-18 – 20180730

Luke 16:14  "...who were lovers of money..." They took what He said to heart.  Not to change, they were just embarrassed to be caught.  As Luke was aware of this, it's obvious the Pharisees' behavior wasn't a secret.  They may even have thought that no one else could see through their charade.  Deluding themselves. 15  …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 16:1-13 – 20180725

Luke 16:1  "...this man was wasting his goods" Like embezzling funds from a money account.  In this case probably just conducting business to favor himself or perhaps not getting the best prices for things.  Generally being a bad steward. 2  "...you can no longer be steward" Took the stewardship away.  No mention of prison time, …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 15:11-32 – 20180720

Luke 15:12  "...give me the portion of goods that falls to me..." Some have tried to say this means the son wished the father was dead so he could have his inheritance.  I don't think you can support that.  As the younger son, he would get an inheritance smaller than what the older son got …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 15:1-10 – 20180718

Luke 15:1  "Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him." Those who were the outcasts, who had nothing to lose.  Reminds me of the time in high school when I got into a discussion with two guys about Jesus and salvation.  After talking to them for a while, …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 14:15-35 – 20180717

Luke 14:15  "...Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God" You wonder the motivation behind the statement.  We only have the context to determine, so we look at what Jesus says.  He gives a parable about those invited not coming and others thought to be unworthy being able to attend.  This …

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