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Gospel of Luke

Luke 8:1-15

Kingdom Hearts

Paul J. Bucknell

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Luke 8:1-3 Intro | 8:4-8 Insights | 8:4-8 Gardening | 8:9-10 | 8:9-15 Explanation | Fatherlessness | Good crop


Luke 8:9-15

Purpose of Luke 8:1-15: To help us rightly approach God’s Word so that we can bear a rich crop. We are not focusing on the four categories as much as seeking to understand our own responses towards God’s Word and have a heart described to rightly receive God’s Word even as the good soil received the seed.

C) An Explanation of the Kingdom of God (Luke 8:9-15)

9 And His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable might be. 10 And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, in order that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND. 11 Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. 12 “And those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 And those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 And the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.” (Luke 8:9-15 nasb)

Observation versus teaching (Luke 8:9-10)

Verses 4-8 were all about general revelation, but starting here, with Jesus’ teaching, we find special revelation and gain the meaning of things.

General revelation, that which we can observe in creation, as observed in verses 3-6, can astound us with great understanding through our reasoning and testing process.

general revelation and science

Special revelation, however, that which comes through God’s Word, brings us to peek holes, so to speak, in the fence of the kingdom of God. We can peer through and understand otherwise unexplainable things.

special revelation and the Bible and Jesus' teaching

Special opportunity (8:9-10)

“To you it has been granted.” Jesus allows many only to have the parable without the explanation. Their challenge becomes ours: How much do I desire to know the things of God? Will I hang around and see if I hear an explanation? Do I really care? Will I adjust my life and perspectives due to what I hear? There is another side to these truths: We become liable for what we know. If we know little, we will be judged a little. But if we know more, then we will be held to a higher scrutiny. God will ask, “What did you do with the truth of God that you heard? Did you obey?”

Let us go on now and apply the spiritual filter to what looks like a simple field that has been recently sown. It will become a special means of understanding so many wonderful things. Let us be like the disciples who wondered what they are to conclude from Jesus’ story picture. Jesus, without hesitation, identifies what each of the major items represent. There is one exception, Jesus skips over the identity of the sower. Perhaps it was something they and we could understand: Anyone who distributes the Word of God, or more simply as God who spoke His Word through Jesus and commanded His disciples to spread the Word.

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Biblical Foundations for Freedom - Resources on the Gospel of Luke

INTRODUCTION TO CHRIST
(Luke 1-3)

Luke Introduction web
Luke Teaching Outline (Check NT Library)
Luke 1:26-38 Christmas Lights pdf
Luke 1:31-33 Be Great pdf
Luke 1:45-55 Christmas Prayer (Check NT Library)
Luke 1:56-75 Notes (Check NT Library)
Luke 1:57-80 John's Birth pdf
Luke 2:1-20 Jesus' Birth pdf
Luke 2:8-20 Good News (Check NT Library)
Luke 3:21-38 Genealogy (Check NT Library)

THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST
(Luke 4-9:36)

Luke 5:27-32 Needy pdf
Luke 5:33-35 Fasting Discipline pdf
Luke 5:36-39 New-Wineskins pdf
Luke 6:1-11 Sabbath pdf
Luke 6:11-19 Character & Calling (Check NT Library)
Luke 7:1-10 Faith web
Luke 7:11-17 Widow & Son web
Luke 7:18-35 John the Baptist web
Luke 7:36-50 Two-debtors web
Luke 7:1-50 Faith pdf
Luke 8:22-25 Storm-Stilled (Check NT Library)
Luke 8:26-39 Demoniac pdf
Luke 8:40-56 Power-Death pdf
Luke 9:1-36 Handout Questions (Check NT Library)
Luke 9:1-10 Sending out Twelve web
Luke 9:11-17 Feeding of 5000 web
Luke 9:18-26 Life of Denial - Questions web
Luke 9:27-36 Glory of Christ web

THE REJECTION OF CHRIST
(Luke 9:37-11)

Luke 9:37-48 Greatness (Check NT Library)
Luke 9:45-55 Pride & Leadership pdf
Luke 9:57-62 Discipleship web | pdf | Questions web
Luke 9:57-10:2 Mission Ready web | podcast
Luke 10:1 Mission Involvement web
Luke 10:2a Mission Worldview web
Luke 10:2b Prayer & missions web
Luke 11:1-5 Content of Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-26 Participating in Prayer (Check NT Library)
Luke 11:14-28 Prayer Strategy pdf
Luke 11:5-13 Persistent in Prayer (Check NT Library)

INSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF CHRIST'S REJECTION
(Luke 12-19:27)

Luke 12:25-26 A Perspective on Worry web
Luke 13:1-5 Understanding Disasters web
Luke 13:18-19 Mustard Seed pdf
Luke 13:20-30 Leaven & Decisions pdf
Luke 13:31-35 Mission Growth (Check NT Library)
Luke 14:1-14 Teaching web | pdf
Luke 14:15-35 Commitment web | pdf
Luke 15:1-2 Lost pdf
Luke 15:3-10 Lost Sheep (Check NT Library)
Luke 15:11-32 Lost Son (Check NT Library)
Luke 16:19-31 Lazarus pdf
Luke 17:11-19 Perfect Response pdf
Luke 18:1-34 Being Prepared (Check NT Library)
Luke 18:1-8 Hopelessness web
Luke 18:9-14 Self-righteous web
Luke 18:15-17 Neglected web
Luke 18:18-27 False-Confidence web
Luke 18:28-30 Faithfulness web
Luke 18:31-34 Remember web
Luke 18:35-43 Blind Man (Check NT Library)
Luke 19:1-10 Tax Collector pdf
Luke 19:11-27 Ten Minas (Check NT Library)

PASSION OF CHRIST & BEYOND
LUKE 19:28-24)

Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday pdf
Luke 19:35-38 Entry web
Luke 19:41-44 Weep Lost (Check NT Library)
Luke 19:45 20-47 Preach pdf
Luke 20:26-40 Eternity (Check NT Library)
Luke 22:1-06 The-Plot web
Luke 22:1-30 Introduction web
Luke 22:7-13 The Preparation web
Luke 22:14-23 The Passover web
Luke 22:24-30 Leadership web
Luke 22:1-30 Lord's Supper pdf
Luke 22:29-36 Temptation (Check NT Library)
Luke 22:31-65 Temptation Handout (Check NT Library)
Luke 24:13-35 Questions pdf
Luke 24:13-53 Resurrection (Check NT Library)

 

 

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