Some of Jesus' teachings in Luke 13 and 14 are triggered by Israelite conflict with the Roman government, but how should these principles help us understand what God is doing in the world today?
After reading these chapters, pray and ask God to speak to you about what might be keeping you from attending the banquet, or keeping you from costly discipleship. Then move on to praying about who you can invite to the banquet.
* Prayer suggestion from N.T. Wright; Luke for Everyone Study Guide
Christ's mindset grows more intense as he sets his travel toward Jerusalem. He talks more about opposition, hypocrisy, and the need to be prepared for God's will. He reassures us, as friends and followers of Him, that we don't need to anxious about our lives or fearful of other people.
Jesus continues to call people to follow him. He sends out 72 of these followers to spread the good news in cities. He calls us to service through the parable of the Good Samaritan, and teaches us some basics of prayer.
Jesus continues healing people and begins teaching about losing your life for His Kingdom. he send the twelve apostles our on mini-missions to repeat what he does. He also begins to prophecy about his rejection, death, and resurrection.
The passages below are top selections from Luke to help you engage with other members and staff at your drum corps. We encourage you to focus on meeting multiple times with people in your section, on your bus, or with your tour job (rather than with everyone connected to Box 7 at your corps). You'll be able to have more meaningful community for spiritual growth with those you often interact with on tour.
Jesus teaches with clarity about a life following Him; he calls for suffering, loving our enemies, righteous judgement, and a solid foundation in His words. He continues to show his power by healing people and raising from the dead, and demonstrates radical forgiveness.
Jesus has the authority to heal people, free the oppressed, and preach Good News. He selects disciples, men to follow him and be trained as leaders. He is changing paradigms about religion and is not always accepted by people.
These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app.
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The first few chapters of Luke are helpful for understanding the historical anticipation of Christ. We are making this section "optional" reading that you can do anytime, on your own. This optional intro allows us to schedule the rest of the book over 11 weeks for your summer. It will be 4 readings per week, each session 5-6 minutes long, including a moment for you to pray.
Feel free to read this in some bigger chunks, maybe even full chapters. For the rest of the summer, the readings will generally be shorter than this intro.