Following Through Trial
A cross can be a lot of things, different things, when being talked about in the Scriptures. For Jesus the cross was often both literal and figurative, as in in Luke 9:23. In this passage Jesus is connecting the cross to this message: "follow me through trial and temptation." We can; we must. Terry shares from this important passage and reminds us of Jesus' own words, "anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple."
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.