Jesus on Repentance

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on February 18, 2007
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Luke 13:1-5 He asked a question that many pose, seemingly innocent and sincere questions. The Lord's answer is, "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

Luke 13:6-9 The parable is connected to the preceding discourse. Judgment can come at any time, and for some, it is now. Others are permitted more time, but judgment is certain for all; therefore, repent before your time runs out.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not wishing for any to perish but for all to repent.

Luke 13:10-19 The kingdom with Jesus present then was in mustard seed form (very small), but the assurance was given that it would indeed grow to be very large.

Luke 13:20 and 21 Leaven is hidden but slowly and surely swells and spreads. HE BRINGS EVERYTHING BACK TO THE KINGDOM, even this great healing of the woman who had been bent over for 18 years.

Luke 13:22-30 He is speaking to Israel, but can we ignore the relevance to us?

Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23 Our Lord was very consistent with his message. We are to speak the very same thing in a way people today can understand.

Luke 13:31-35 He knew his destiny and what was before him in Jerusalem. He also knew the destiny of Jerusalem, and once again he reflected on the Kingdom.

Luke 14:1-11 Humility is the foundation of everything.

Luke 14:12-14 His perspective was not this life, but reward at the resurrection, which will be the beginning of the Kingdom of God.

Luke 14:15-24 They were the leaders of Israel the guests invited to eat in the Kingdom.

Luke 14:25-33 "Just as no one of you who does not detach himself from all that belongs to him can be a disciple of mine." WEY

"So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple." RSV

Luke 14:34 and 35 Jesus demanded all, and if we are to preach the same saving gospel, then we must follow his example.

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