A Luke Six Year

Happy New Year!

I wrote yesterday that I asked the members of the NW Church to pick one command of Christ and resolve to pursue it this year.  Well, here’s mine.

Luke Six.

I know, there’s more than one command in there, but this morning as I was reading, it seemed to call to me in a couple of ways.  1) Verse 40, which says “…but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.”  That’s what I want to be, like my teacher.  2) The whole thing opens with a Sabbath, which is going to continue to be a focus. 3) The Sermon on the Plain is a little more straight to the point that the Matthew 5-7 version.   Happy are the poor, the weeping, the hungry, the hated-on-account-of-Jesus.  4) Love your enemies, give, forgive.  5) The centrality of the heart in vs. 43-45, and 6) The need to build the foundation.

I’m going to put that with Romans 12:1-2.  Body as living sacrifice, do not conform to the pattern of the world, transform by renewing the mind.

God help me, that’s where I’m going.

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  1. Great stuff in Luke 6.

    If I remember correctly, Tony Ash sees Luke 6:40 as the lens through which one reads the long, virtually-unoutlineable section from 9:51-19:27–while the disciples are being trained, we readers are also being trained to be like the teacher.

    Here’s a favorite of mine, Luke 6:32-36. Is there something greater than the “golden rule”? Yep. Do to others as God has done to you. That’s kept me thinking for a long time now.

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