My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Luke 9

Jesus becomes more important

Jesus sent out his disciples with no possessions except the power to heal and cast out demons. King Herod started hearing about Jesus.

After the disciples came back, Jesus fed a crowd of over five thousand with minimal food.

Peter realised that Jesus was none other than the Christ. Jesus said that he had to die, and followers would have to make massive sacrifices too.

Jesus took some key disciples up a mountain, where he went all shiny, and Moses and Elijah turned up. God stated his favour, and then it all went away again. No-one told anyone.

Jesus told the disciples again about his fate whilst healing a demon-boy.

Come like a child to be the greatest. Don't be annoyed at people who aren't part of your group if they still do things for God.

A Samaritan town rejected them. The disciples wanted to destroy them, but Jesus said no.

You have to drop everything to follow Jesus.

Key verse:
26. If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

My thoughts:
This has a lot of key points in the story of Jesus. It has the transfiguration, which is like the restatement of Jesus' baptism. It has Peter's confession of the Christ, and thus begins Jesus talking about how he must suffer.

Notice how it doesn't have Peter's rebuke straight after his confession. The disciples in general don't seem to be as disturbed by Jesus' fate as in other gospels.

Dumb freakishly long chapters...


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