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Gospel of Luke

Resurrection: From Sorrow to Joy

Luke 24:1-12 Sorrow One week earlier, Jerusalem seemed ready to receive Jesus as Messiah. Over the following few days, Jesus’ public interactions became particularly contentious. Jesus was betrayed by one apostle and abandoned by the others. He was tried by the Sanhedrin, Herod, and Pilate, and ultimately condemned. He was mocked, tortured, and killed. The […]

How Jesus Saved a Thief

Luke 23:32-45 The Thief “Two criminals” (v32) According to Matthew (and Mark) both of the thieves reviled Jesus. When he was first crucified, the second thief was just as depraved as the first. Whatever his other sins, the his worst sin was that he blasphemed God on the cross. What He Heard and Saw The second thief was almost […]