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Luke 6 - NIV

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

1 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.

2 Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

3 Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?

4 He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”

5 Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.

7 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.

8 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there.

9 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”

10 He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored.

11 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.

The Twelve Apostles

12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,

15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,

16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

Blessings and Woes

17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon,

18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured,

19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

20 Looking at his disciples, he said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.

21 Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.

22 Blessed are you when people hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil,
because of the Son of Man.

23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.


“But woe to you who are rich,
for you have already received your comfort.

25 Woe to you who are well fed now,
for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep.

26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you,
for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Love for Enemies

27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.

30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.

33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.

34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.

35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

39 He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?

40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

41 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

A Tree and Its Fruit

43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.

45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

The Wise and Foolish Builders

46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.

48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”

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Breaking Down Barriers
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb, 2017
Summary: The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath and breaks down barriers in order to achieve good.
Scripture: Luke 6:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 13
I. G. Spong avatar
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Shared by: I. G. Spong on Nov, 2016
Summary: Let’s discuss four blessings and four sorrows from Luke 6:20-31
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
A sermon for All Saints Day
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Oct, 2016
Summary: God calls us all (who know and love the Lord) Saints. Can you imagine how God could reach people through you if you loved enough?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 6:20-31
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 129
Pat Damiani avatar
Love is Not Irritable or Resentful
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: When I love like Jesus loves I love even those I don’t like
Scripture: Luke 6:27-36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 102
Shawn miller avatar
Loving our Enemies
Shared by: Shawn miller on Jul, 2016
Summary: In Luke 6:27-36, Jesus tells us plainly to love our enemies, to do good to them, to pray for them, to bless them. If we do this we show the world what Christ showed us. that while we deserve damnation Christ showed us love and compassion.
Troy Borst avatar
Where Did He Get That?
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jun, 2016
Summary: We will be looking at the life of Jesus Christ in relation to the man who occupied the role as is earthly father, Joseph. As we are looking at the life of Jesus Christ, we are going to be asking a central question: THREAD: WHERE DID HE GET THAT?
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
So what love? Don't throw away hard to love people!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun, 2016
Summary: Seems I often find myself FEELING A SERMON I COULD NEVER TEACH OR PREACH...I look into people's faces an read a history of WOE, pain, grief, SIN SCARS... And I know there is GOOD NEWS --- I FEEL A SERMON I CAN NEVER PREACH OF AMAZING GRACE.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Good man's heart versus evil man's heart
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD opens to us the hearts of good man and evil man, what heart do you want?
Scripture: Luke 6:45
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 277
Kendall Hicks avatar
"Love Your Enemies"
Shared by: Kendall Hicks on Apr, 2016
Summary: I do not write out sermon manuscripts. This is a brief outline of the first message in the series "Say What? (Some Head-Scratching Statements of Jesus)."
Robert Poole avatar
Two foundations
Shared by: Robert Poole on Mar, 2016
Summary: Know what the foundation is that your are building your life upon
Scripture: Luke 6:46-49
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 314
Shawn miller avatar
Give and it will be given
Shared by: Shawn miller on Feb, 2016
Summary: A message about the law of Reciprocity found in giving. Giving is a blessing in itself, so to give is to receive.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 6:38
Views: 577
Richard Tow avatar
Love Unquenchable
Shared by: Richard Tow on Feb, 2016
Summary: In many sectors of our society “tolerance” is equated with “love.” But is that a biblical concept? God is love; but was He tolerant of Sodom’s sin? Perhaps current assumptions about what love is should be examined in the light of biblical revelation.
Scripture: Luke 6:27-36
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 384
Davon Huss avatar
If You Want to Move Forward Then Retreat
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jan, 2016
Summary: Let's talk more about the 3 disciples of solitude, community, and ministry (Material adapted from Henri Nouwen in Leadership Journal Spring 1995, article entitled, "Moving from Solitude to Community to Ministry")
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Don't Blame Father God!
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Nov, 2015
Summary: It's God's fault? Really? There is no fuiture in sticking with that story,
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 6:46
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 921
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Things you don’t expect a vicar to say: I agree with ISIS.
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Nov, 2015
Summary: Of course there are a few subtle differences on tactics but on the two key points I agree with ISIS. Loyalty to God always comes before loyalty to my country. I believe in destroying the enemies of God. Shocked? Read on....
Paul Barreca avatar
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jesus tells us what it means to come to God.
Alexander Shaw avatar
As a Leader are your eyes clear and wide oopen?
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jesus would have us exercise loving non-judgmental leadership and bless those around us.
Scripture: Luke 6:37-39
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 549
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Tolerance--no; Forbearance--yes
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Sep, 2015
Summary: We must go well beyond tolerance if we are to become the best version of ourselves, and always witnessing to the truth.
Scripture: Luke 6:27-38
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 258
Darrin Fish avatar
What does Jesus expect from us if we claim to truly follow Him?
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: God's offer to us is that we can experience a happy, meaningful life forever in His Kingdom! • And This is an experience you certainly don't want to miss!
Scripture: Luke 6:46-49
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 858
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Aug, 2015
Summary: The Sermon on the Plain---a level teaching place that Jesus used to conquer the flesh of man in the truth of heart to live the best life possible in the midst of evil and sins.
Perry Greene avatar
The Heart Matters
Shared by: Perry Greene on Aug, 2015
Summary: Regardless of all of our plans and actions, if our hearts are not right, there is little accomplished.
Michael Stark avatar
The Measure You Use
Shared by: Michael Stark on Aug, 2015
Summary: God anticipates that His people will be generous. His generosity toward us is to be reflected in our generosity toward others and toward His work.
Scripture: Luke 6:37-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 737
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
The Golden Rule:
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jul, 2015
Summary: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 6:31
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,245
Greg Gordon avatar
Harbouring Unforgiveness Towards Another
Shared by: Greg Gordon on Jun, 2015
Summary: Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37
Greg Gordon avatar
Loving Those Who Oppose
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Do good to those who hate you. - Luke 6:27 Seemingly opposite to reason and the world’s thinking our Lord gave us the example of loving and blessing those who hate and do evil to us as believers. Jesus emulated that many times in his earthly walk. ...
Greg Gordon avatar
Showing Mercy To Others
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. - Luke 6:36 In many of the Epistles, the Apostles began with the wonderful phrase: “Grace and mercy.” If God began writing many of His holy Letters to us in this manner, then we should do also in our ...
Scripture: Luke 6:36
Views: 286
Paul Basehore avatar
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Mar, 2015
Summary: Physical rhythm is the variation between noise and silence. Spiritual rhythm, on the other hand, is a variation between time spent with God and time spent with other people.
Craig Condon avatar
When the Saints Go Marching In
Shared by: Craig Condon on Mar, 2015
Summary: Christians are not isolated individuals who live in the world alone. We are connected. We pause to remember those who have passed on, but in whose memory we hold dear. We also remember their impact on us and our own impact as people of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 6:20-31
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 972
Isaac Butterworth avatar
Bob's Legacy
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Jan, 2015
Summary: Don't just be religious. Make your life a spiritual quest.
Scripture: Luke 6:38-48
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,491
William R. Nabaza avatar
Reason for overnight prayers
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to live a life of prayer like JESUS did to survive here on earth. Encouragements for prayer.
Scripture: Luke 6:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,792