Join us as we look at Luke's portrayal of the parables of Yeshua. In Luke 16, Jesus tells a parable where Abraham refuses to help a rich man that cries out to him. Prepare for a hard warning about the capabilities God gives us and what to expect if we choose to squander them.
We all know the parable of the Good Samaritan well. There was a victim that was beaten, two men did not help him, but the third man, a Samaritan did. When telling this story, Yeshua intentionally mentions specific details that reveal more about the story. From the priest and the Levite to the specific way the Samaritan helped the wounded man, all find their roots in the Hebrew Old Testament.
This week we explore the unique version of the sermon on the mount presented in the gospel of Luke where Luke adds a series of "Woe Oracles" where Yeshua presents a pattern of blessings and curses similar to that found in the Torah.
Do you want to read the Bible as Jesus did?
Both Jesus and Paul mention what the story of the Old Testament is really about and how we get the most out of it when we realize the bigger picture and just how remarkable the story is. In this message, Matt discusses the "narrative flow" in the Torah, how the story of the OT is all about Jesus, and why is the Judah/Tamar story oddly placed in the middle of the Joseph story.