Presentation on theme: "Luke 10:17-18, 20-21a Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan."— Presentation transcript:
Luke 10:17-18, 20-21a Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven....” “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice your names are written in heaven.” At that time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit...
1 Corinthians 1:18-21 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
John 1:18; 10:30 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten (unique; one of a kind) Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared (explained, disclosed, “exegeted”) Him. “I and My Father are one (one in essence, one in purpose).” Logic dictates that, in order for Him to be able to explain the Father, the Son would need to have complete knowledge of Him.
John 17:2-3 Speaking of Himself, Jesus said in His high priestly prayer: “... You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” Eternal life = knowledge of both the Father and the Son
Luke 10:23-24 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”
Matthew 23:2-4 Jesus said, “The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say and do not do. “For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.”
Romans 10:1-4 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they, being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
Luke 18:9-12 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector; I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’”
Luke 18:13-14 “And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself with be exalted.”
John 5:40; 6:44; 6:64-5 Speaking to the Pharisees, Jesus said, “But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.” “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws (drags) him...” “But there are some of you who do not believe.” “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”
How Should We Then Live? Position-CenteredCondition-Centered Source of Power (Christ) - Source of Power (Self) Faith in the Finished Work <> Rely on Feelings Rest, Fruitfulness <> Self-centered Stagnation Acceptance by Grace Self-effort, Struggle True Spirituality “Flesh”
Luke 10:38-42 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much service, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”