Luke shows Jesus as a real person by demonstrating how He handles the conflicts of life. When Jesus orients my priorities I can live with God as my top priority. Jesus shows this by how He handles observing the Sabbath.
Jesus’ ability to bring all things together at the right moment is highlighted. Luke wants you to conclude: I can trust Jesus’ timing because I know He cares for me. Watch Jesus display perfect timing with His care.
Jesus uses simple methods to communicate life-changing messages. The lesson to learn from a fishing trip 2,000 years ago is this: I can trust Jesus to lead me. Jesus proves His leadership through His teaching, His commands, and His call.
Job applications provide a place to list your qualifications for a particular job opportunity. Luke’s account shows Jesus is uniquely qualified to deliver people from their sins as God promised. Notice Jesus’ two important qualifications this morning.
Two words communicate both joy and terror when they are heard: company’s coming. As John starts to spread this message of joy and terror, three commands stand out. Notice them today and prepare yourself for what is about to happen.
We hear the first recorded words from Jesus’ mouth and discover exactly what Jesus learned in His childhood. Jesus makes wise choices. Our passage highlights at least three choices Jesus made.
This morning we watch Joseph, Mary, and their baby go through normal rituals and movements. Look closely. There are hidden images waiting to be discovered. There is more to see when you look at Jesus because Jesus deserves to be seen.