Summary: To show the advantage of Grace over Law.
Are you free from the Law?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the advantage of Grace over Law.
Luke 13:17 (Amplified Bible)
Even as He said this, all His opponents were put to shame, and all the people were rejoicing over all the glorious things that were being done by Him.
The advantage of Grace over Law.
Grace rejoices, Law shamed
A. Author: Dr. Luke, the beloved Physician
B. Date written: 70 A.D.
C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of CHRIST.
D. To whom written: Theophilus
E. Main theme: JESUS of Nazareth is the Perfect SON of Man
F. Key words: JESUS, the SON of Man
G. Key verse:
Luke 1:4 (Amplified Bible)
[My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Keeper of the Law shamed
"Even as He said this, all His opponents were put to shame,"
The keeper of the Law refers to the hypocritical people of their age who wants to keep the Sabbath but does not want to help a sick woman bound by the enemy for eighteen years.
Luke 13:16 (Amplified Bible)
And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?
Hence, the curse of the Law is upon them, for they wanted to keep it instead of being hungry and thirsty for GOD's Presence and GOD's Presence is right in their front -- the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
James 2:10 (Amplified Bible)
For whosoever keeps the Law [as a] whole but stumbles and offends in one [single instance] has become guilty of [breaking] all of it.
Galatians 5:18 (Amplified Bible)
But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law.
B. Grace rejoices
"and all the people were rejoicing over all the glorious things that were being done by Him"
Grace rejoices over the following according to this passage:
1. Glorious things
2. Done by CHRIST JESUS
You are really going to rejoice over GOD's Presence, how much more if seeing the LORD JESUS CHRIST face to face.
Psalms 111:3 (Amplified Bible)
His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.
Isaiah 4:2 (Amplified Bible)
In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be excellent and lovely to those of Israel who have escaped.
John 12:17-18 (Amplified Bible)
The group that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from among the dead kept telling it [bearing witness] to others.
It was for this reason that the crowd went out to meet Him, because they had heard that He had performed this sign (proof, miracle).
Everything CHRIST JESUS is wonderful and awesome because He's a Wonderful and Awesome GOD, come to Him and be amazed at His Presence.
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