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Luke 13 - NIV

Repent or Perish

1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?

3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.

7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

8 “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it.

9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath

10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues,

11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.

12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”

13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”

15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?

16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?

19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”

20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?

21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

The Narrow Door

22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.

23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them,

24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.

29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem

31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’

33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.

35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’[b]


a. Luke 13:21 Or about 27 kilograms
b. Luke 13:35 Psalm?118:26

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Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Oct, 2016
Summary: Who we are depends on who we listen to tells who we are. We are used to hearing criticism from our friends, our bosses, the state, and our enemies. Who should we listen to? Well none of them, only person who the Lord says we are.
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 201
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Social Dimension of Evangelism
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2016
Summary: "the service of charity is also a constituent element of the Church’s mission and an indispensable expression of her very being."
Scripture: Luke 13:31-35
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 11
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: Through all the ups and downs, mountains and valleys, joys and sorrows, victories and defeats, good days and bad days, God has blessed us to see one more year. Many people died this year. We are alive. We have all the reasons to say "Hallelujah & Amen."
Jody VanSickle avatar
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Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Sep, 2016
Summary: Just like the woman in the synagogue, too often we accept whatever is crippling us when Jesus desires to heal and deliver us.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 782
Craig Condon avatar
Bent Out of Shape
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus knew that rules are important, but he knew that the needs of people are more important. You and I need to learn that lesson as well. Whenever we see someone in need, the most important thing is to help them, no matter when or where it may be.
Kerry Haynes avatar
When Religion Blocks Relationship
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Aug, 2016
Summary: We go about trying to live religious lives, but do we miss connecting with God in the process? Christianity is about relationship, not religion. And Jesus makes such a relationship possible.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Jesus is the Boom"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus performs a tremendous miracle for a woman. Jesus is amazing Boom, nailed it. Todays text shares how Jesus is amazing or he is the Boom.
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 58
I. G. Spong avatar
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Shared by: I. G. Spong on Aug, 2016
Summary: Are we truly free in Christ or are we still in a state of bondage?
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 121
Kenneth Sauer avatar
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Aug, 2016
Summary: A sermon about laying your burdens down.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,277
Ernie Arnold avatar
Worship - Jesus Style
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2016
Summary: In this passage Jesus teaches us about TRUE WORSHIP. Jesus tells us in verses 10 - 13 that True Worship is 1. INVITING and INCLUSIVE 2. It makes an IMPACT 3. Results in INEXTINGUISHABLE PRAISE
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Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,319
sylvester onofe avatar
Shared by: sylvester onofe on Jul, 2016
Summary: Please, do not miss HEAVEN; it will be painful if you are not there on the last day. REPENT today and God Almighty will forgive you your sins, if you confess JESUS CHRIST as your personal LORD and SAVIOUR.
Scripture: Luke 13:3
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 210
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Loosed! Stand Up and Praise God
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jun, 2016
Summary: For eighteen long years this woman had struggled with her infirmity. What better day to heal her than the Sabbath?
Mike  McGuire avatar
The Most Urgent Need
Shared by: Mike McGuire on May, 2016
Summary: Beginning of a series to revitalize the church through evangelism.
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
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Views: 209
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
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Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: You Can Be Delivered From Sins And Unto God But There Are Bondages From The Past That Need To Be Overcome. Jesus Never Performed Miracles Just To Excite but to bring glory to God, to meet the needs of people, and to bring them closer to God's grace.
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 470
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Which offers hope: shame or guilt?
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Shame: I am a bad person. If other people knew what I was like they would despise me. I must save face. versus Guilt: I am a person who has done bad things. Can I make amends? Can I be forgiven? Which do you feel? How does it make you feel towards others?
Craig Condon avatar
Be Ready…and Be Fruitful
Shared by: Craig Condon on Feb, 2016
Summary: During this season of Lent, we are called on to give thanks to the one who spared us from his wrath and gave us the gift of today. We must not waste this gift by returning to the ways of sin. We must use this season of Lent to examine our own behaviours.
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 285
Terry Cavanaugh avatar
Don't Play Games
Shared by: Terry Cavanaugh on Feb, 2016
Summary: This message is about repentance and the three games people play to keep from repenting.
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 768
John Dobbs avatar
The Power of Repentence
Shared by: John Dobbs on Feb, 2016
Summary: In Luke 13:1-9 Jesus teaches some powerful lessons about repentance.
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Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Views: 1,457
Ernie Arnold avatar
What's on Your Tree?
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2016
Summary: Theme: Repentance and Transformation leading to Bearing Life Giving Fruit for Christ - being more than just Church - but a Church that bears life giving fruit - fruit that a sin broken world needs and desires
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 463
Gerald Roberts avatar
"I Must Continuse today, Tommorrow, and the Next Day"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Feb, 2016
Summary: The message shares with us what we must continue doing despite deceptions, despite attacks of adversaries, despite our fates, and despite hostile areas.
Scripture: Luke 13:31-34
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 266
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Writing Your Story of Rescue
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Feb, 2016
Summary: Each of us is touched by the saving mercy of God; we should tell the story.
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 170
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Discover the lengths Jesus will go to love and protect us
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Feb, 2016
Summary: Jesus wants to protect us, yet most people do not know his love, or the lengths he will go to protect us. This sermon will help to uncover love, even though the reading itself appears to be of little importance.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Ominous Note
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jan, 2016
Summary: "Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish!" Without the mercy and help of God, the cry goes forth a second time: "Cut it down!"
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Views: 1,049
David Rigg avatar
What Can Happen If We Don't Bear Fruit?
Shared by: David Rigg on Jan, 2016
Summary: This sermon serves as a warning for churches and individuals who are not bearing fruit.
John Lowe avatar
Why Do Good People Suffer?
Shared by: John Lowe on Nov, 2015
Summary: This is a lesson about terrorists and falling towers. Everybody still talks about that day; it was a day of tragedy and injustice. People were going about their business when they were suddenly and brutally killed.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Oct, 2015
Summary: To perish, Nineveh thought best not to, when repentance was the discipline to obedience needed to save their souls through forgiveness, to enter in to the salvation plan of God through Christ Jesus, unlike the Galileans and those sinners at Siloam.
Scripture: Luke 13:1-5
Denomination: Friends
Views: 171
W Pat Cunningham avatar
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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2015
Summary: Part of our mission to the world is to defend the social teachings of the Church.
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An Aroma of Fear
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Oct, 2015
Summary: It is that time of the year when writers create horror stories and performers act out scenes that may unsettle people enough to want to check their doors, windows, closets and even take a look under the bed.
Scripture: Luke 13:28
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Alfred Beck avatar
A Second Chance
Shared by: Alfred Beck on Sep, 2015
Summary: God gives us second chances
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Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Views: 3,486