Who is This Man? Luke 5.17-26February 25, 2024 / Grace Fellowship Church Johnson City
Who is This Man?
Our hearts become cluttered to the point God’s will and ways cannot be carried out in us or through us.
Jesus’ debates with the Pharisees would “be better seen as torrid insider debates between different versions of the same goal: the coming of God’s kingdom on earth as in heaven.” NT Wright
- Son of Man: 25 times in Luke
- Daniel 7.13-14
- How Jesus uses Son of Man: speaks of earthly life and mission; talks of suffering, death, and vindication; referencing his future glory
“A miracle is a sign of God’s victory over the powers of evil. It is an announcement that the new order is at hand…The miracles of Jesus are not just a validation of his mission and his teaching. They embody and are part of the good news!” Justo Gonzalez
Questions to ponder:
- Am I in any way hindering someone from getting to Jesus?
- Am I becoming the kind of person who embodies the authentic Jesus?