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Showing posts from January 22, 2012

Luke's Look at Jesus

As part of Legacy U at Legacy Church this month, I am teaching what we call "Luke's Look at Jesus." (The other sessions are taught by members of our pastoral staff. Check them out, too.)

Without going into a lot of detail, I have observed with others that Luke had a huge heart for those to whom society and the religious folk of Jesus' day gave little value and recorded more of Jesus' interaction with them than any of the other three evangelistic biographers of Jesus.

Here are three groups that are the most obvious:

Outcasts. Jesus intentionally went to the outcasts--those whom religious and clean people refused to touch. Jesus not only touched them, but healed them, giving them new status among those who thought they alone had God's favor. (Luke 17:11-19)

Women. Jesus not only taught women, he entered their homes, (Luke 10:38-42) healed them, and was perfectly comfortable having them travel with him. (Luke 8:1-3) One of the few times we are told Jesus' &q…