Series 2. Jesus' Galilean Ministry (part 2; Luke 7:1-9:50)

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James Tissot, detail of 'All the City Was Gathered at His Door'Series two continues with Jesus' ministry in Galilee. Each instance that Luke records has important lessons for disciples to grasp. For example:

  • Healing the centurion's servant -- Jesus' needs only to speak the command to heal, distance is no obstacle.
  • Anointing by a sinful woman -- understanding Jesus' forgiveness will result in an extravagant outpouring of love.
  • Calming the storm -- even natural events are under his rule.
  • Touching the him of his garment -- our faith must reach out and take hold of Jesus.

We also examine the Parable of the Soils (or the Sower), the feeding of the 5,000, Peter's great confession of faith, and what it means to take up your cross daily in fresh surrender to the Master. When Jesus rebukes his disciples' unbelief, he rebukes ours. And when he confronts the apostles' pride -- he confronts ours, as well. Sign up to continue your disciple studies at Jesus' feet, and let him continue to mold you.


20 Lessons

Jesus in Galilee (part 2) (Luke 7:1-9:50)

Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Lessons compiled in 805-page book in paperback, Kindle, & PDF.
  1. A Man with Authority (Luke 7:1-10). Audio (17:12)
  2. Raising the Widow's Son at Nain (Luke 7:11-17). Audio (17:51)
  3. Are You the One Who Is to Come? (Luke 7:18-28a). Audio (20:14)
  4. The Least in the Kingdom Are Greater than John (Luke 7:28b-35). Audio (20:05)
  5. Anointing by a Sinful Woman (Luke 7:36-50). Audio (21:33)
  6. Women in Jesus' Traveling Band (Luke 8:1-3). Audio (16:16)
  7. Parable of the Soils, Part 1 (Luke 8:4-10). Audio (19:51)
  8. Parable of the Soils, Part 2 (Luke 8:11-15). Audio (33:42)
  9. Lamps Belong on Lampstands (Luke 8:16-21). Audio (13:34)
  10. Calming the Storm (Luke 8:22-25). Audio (17:42)
  11. The Demonized Man of the Garasenes (Luke 8:26-39). Audio (25:16)
    Essay: Demonization and Deliverance in Jesus' Ministry Audio (19:09)
  12. Touching the Hem of Jesus' Garment (Luke 8:40-48). Audio (19:49)
  13. Raising of Jairus' Daughter (Luke 8:40-42, 49-56). Audio (24:36)
  14. Sending Out the Twelve (Luke 9:1-10). Audio (30:55)
  15. Feeding the Five Thousand (Luke 9:10-17). Audio (22:43)
  16. Peter's Great Confession (Luke 9:18-21). Audio (19:38)
  17. Taking Up Your Cross Daily (Luke 9:22-26). Audio (33:45)
    Essay: What Crucifixion Was Like in Jesus' Day. Audio (3:24)
  18. The Transfiguration (Luke 9:27-36). Audio (24:55)
  19. Jesus Sternly Rebukes His Disciples (Luke 9:37-56). Audio (22:25)
  20. Confronting the Disciples' Pride (Luke 9:46-56). Audio (33:32)

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