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Luke 9 - NIV

28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.

30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus.

31 They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.

32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.

33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)

34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”

36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy

37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.

38 A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.

39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.

40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not.”

41 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”

42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time

43 While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,

44 “Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.”

45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.

46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.

48 Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”

49 “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”

50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”

Samaritan Opposition

51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.

52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;

53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.

54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them[b] ?”

55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.

56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.

The Cost of Following Jesus

57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”

62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”


a. Luke 9:31 Greek exodos
b. Luke 9:54 Some manuscripts them, just as Elijah did

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Summary: This sermon looks at three individuals who almost follow Jesus. I. The OPPORTUNIST II. The HESITATOR III. The PROCRASTINATOR
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Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Sep, 2016
Summary: This sermon was preached on transfiguration Sunday and it tells us how Jesus can transform our lives if we seek and follow Him
Scripture: Luke 9:28-36
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Shared by: Byron Perrine on Jul, 2016
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Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jul, 2016
Summary: For there is a man called Christ Jesus who saves the lost souls, the blind and the least, in prayer and supplications we must fight the good fight of faith.
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Shared by: John Dobbs on Jun, 2016
Summary: Discipleship Requires Determination: a study of Luke 9:51-62.
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Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jun, 2016
Summary: A Casual Disciple of Christ? Jesus teaches us that such a disciple is no disciple.
Scripture: Luke 9:51-62
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Shared by: I. G. Spong on Jun, 2016
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on May, 2016
Summary: When we set out with Jesus, we can hardly begin to understand what paths He might lead us down to get to our destination – it is not always what we think, but we must implicitly trust Him.
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Shared by: Allan Quak on Apr, 2016
Summary: By forcing the reader to see what it means to serve Jesus in extreme circumstances, Luke challenges us to consider the depth of our own personal discipleship.
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Shared by: Terry Barnhill on Mar, 2016
Summary: God is in the business of giving people a second chance. Probably no one knew this better than Simon Peter.
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Shared by: Lori Broschat on Feb, 2016
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Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Feb, 2016
Summary: Super Bowl is a major event so is the transfiguration it happens in a place, there is a particular that changes things, there the presence of millions and in the lesson the presence of many, and there are also the privileged to be there at the major event
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Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: In our Scripture today, Jesus realizes he has just a few months to live and it changes everything for Him. This sermon is about deciding to start the journey to the cross
Scripture: Luke 9:51-56
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Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: On their way to Jerusalem and the cross, Jesus has three encounters that become teaching opportunities on stumbling blocks to following Him and embracing the cross
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Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Feb, 2016
Summary: A sermon for Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday.
Scripture: Luke 9:28-43
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Shared by: Clair Sauer on Feb, 2016
Summary: The Transfiguration of Christ is about both the revelation of Christ as God's Son on the mountaintop, and Christ as Savior of the world in the healing of the demon-possessed boy the next day at the foot of the mountain.
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Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2016
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Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Jan, 2016
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Scripture: Luke 9:57-62
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Shared by: David Rigg on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: Mark Opperman on Sep, 2015
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Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2015
Summary: Just because you did not get some stuff does not mean you turn back, just because you’re prayers were unanswered does not mean you quit church, just because you were not healed does not mean you walk out on God! Press forward!
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Shared by: Perry Greene on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Bruce Lee on Feb, 2015
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
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Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2014
Scripture: Luke 9:62
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