Accuse, or Good News?
There's a battle brewing, can you feel it? On this Super Sunday, the battle that first comes to mind is the battle between the Patriots and the Eagles in Super Bowl 52. But the battle that is brewing, and of much greater importance, is the battle found in Luke 6 between Jesus and the Pharisees. Today Terry looks specifically at Luke 6:7, where in one corner we see the Pharisees spying on Jesus and anxious to catch Him breaking the law so they can punish Him and kick Him out of their territory. In the other corner we see Jesus who is constantly seeking out opportunities to love and heal in many different ways. As we listen to today's teaching, maybe the question we should be asking isn't what football team do we want to win, but do we live our lives more like the Pharisees or like Jesus?
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.