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Sections of the Apostolic Writings
The Gospels and Acts • The “Pauline” Letters • General Letters • End Times

Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
Hitgalut (Revelation)  •  P’yilut HaShliyakim (Acts of the Emissaries)  •  The Chosen (Video Series)

The Good News of the Kingdom
According to Lukas
Yeshua, the Son of Man

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25. The Twelve commissioned (Lk 9:1-11) (Mt 10:1-15; cp. Mk 6:7-13)

1He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases. 2Then He sent them out as His ShliachimEmissaries to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey — not staffs, not a wallet, not bread, not money; don’t take two tunics. 4Whatever house you enter, stay there and work from there. 5Wherever they don’t receive you, when you leave that city shake off the dust from your feet as a warning to them.”

6They left and went throughout the villages, proclaiming the Good News and healing everywhere. 7Herod the tetrarch heard of all that He was doing, and he was very perplexed. Some said that that YochananJohn had risen from the dead, 8others said that EliyahuElijah had appeared, and still others said that one of the old prophets had risen again. 9Herod said, “I beheaded YochananJohn, so who is this about whom I keep hearing hear such things?” Then he started trying to see Him. 10When the ShliachimEmissaries returned, they told Him what they had been doing.

He took them with Him and withdrew to a remote town called Beit-TzaidahBethsaida. 11But the crowds found out and followed Him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the Kingdom of God, and He cured those who needed healing.

26. Five thousand fed (Lk 9:12-17) (Mt 14:15-21; Mk 6:32-44; Jn 6:5-13)

12The day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the people away so they may go into the local villages and farms to find and lodging and food, for where we are is remote.”

13But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.

They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.” 14For they were about five thousand men.[14]

He said to his talmidimdisciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15They did as He had said, and had them all sit down. 16He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He said the brakhah and broke them, and gave them to the talmidimdisciples to give to the people. 17Everyone ate until they were full, then they gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.[17]

18Once when He was praying privately, his talmidimdisciples were with Him and He asked them, “Who are the people saying that I am?”

19They answered, “‘Some say YochananJohn the Immerser,’ others say, ‘EliyahuElijah,’ and yet others that one of the old prophets has risen again.”

20He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered, “God’s MashiachAnointed.”[20]

21But he warned them and instructed them to tell this to no one.

27. The Son of Man announces His death and resurrection (Lk 9:22; Mt 16:21-27; Mk 8:31-33)

22Then He said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the zakenimelders, leading cohenimpriests, and SofrimTorah Teachers, Scribes, and be killed, and the raised up on the third day.”

28. Cost of being a talmiddisciple (Lk 9:23-26) (Mt 16:24-27; Mk 8:34-38)

23And He was saying to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his stauros,[23] and follow Me. 24For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake will save it. 25For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own life? 26For whoever will be ashamed of Me and of My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and that of the Father the holy angels. 27But I tell you the truth: some of those who are standing here will not die before they see the Kingdom of God.”[27]

29. The transfiguration (Lk 9:28-36) (Mt 17:1-8; Mk 9:2-8)

28About eight days after He said that He took KefaPeter, YochananJohn, and Ya'akov with Him and went up onto the mountain to pray. 29As He was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and His clothing became dazzlingly white. 30Suddenly two men were talking with Him, MosheMoses and EliyahuElijah, 31who appeared in glory, and spoke of His death,[31] which He was about to accomplish at YerushalayimJerusalem.

32Now KefaPeter and those who were with him had been overcome by sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him. 33As they were leaving Him, KefaPeter said to Yeshua, “Rabbi, it’s good that we’re here! Let’s make three sukkot: one for You, one for MosheMoses, and one for EliyahuElijah,” not realizing what he was saying.

34While he was still speaking, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.[34] 35A Voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, My Chosen One. Listen to him!36When the Voice spoke, Yeshua was alone. They kept silent, and told no one at that time about any of the things they had seen.

30. Demon cast out from a son (Lk 9:37-43) (Mt 17:14-21; Mk 9:14-29)

37The next day, as they were coming down from the hill country, a huge crowd met Him. 38Suddenly a man called out from the crowd, “Rabbi, I beg you to look at my son, because he’s my only child. 39Henneh, a spirit siezes him and he screams, and it throws him into convulsions with foaming at the mouth, and it rarely leaves him; it’s severely injuring him.[39] 40I begged your talmidim to cast it out, but they couldn’t.”

41Yeshua answered, “You unbelieving and perveted people! How long do I have to stay here and put up with you? Bring your son here.”

42Even as  the child was coming to Him, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently. But Yeshua rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43They were all astonished at the majesty of God.

31. The Son of Man again predicts His death (Lk 9:44-48) (Mt 17:22-23; Mk 9:30-32)

But while everyone was marveling at all the things Yeshua had done, He said to His talmidim, 44“Let these words sink into your ears! The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45But they didn’t understand this statement. It was concealed from them so they would not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.

32. The test of greatness (Lk 9:46-50) (Mk 9:38-40)

46An argument started among them about which of them was the greatest. 47Yeshua, knowing what they were thinking in their hearts, took a little child, and set him by His side, 48and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For the one who is least among you all, he is the one who will be great.”

49YochananJohn answered, “Rabbi, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we stopped him, because he doesn’t follow along with us.”

50Yeshua said to him, “Don’t stop him, because whoever is not against you is for you.”

33. The Son of Man passes through ShomronSamaria (Lk 9:51-56)

51When the time grew near for His aliahascent [to Yerushalim for Sukkot],[51] He resolutely determined to go to YerushalayimJerusalem, 52and sent messengers ahead of Him. They went, and entered into a village in ShomronSamaria to make arrangements for him. 53But the people there didn’t welcome Him because He was traveling to YerushalayimJerusalem. 54When His talmidim Ya'akov and YochananJohn saw this, they said, “Sir, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy them like EliyahuElijah did?”[54]

55But He turned and rebuked them, “You don’t know of what kind of spirit you are. 56For the Son of Man didn’t come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”

34. Test of a talmiddisciple (Lk 9:57-62) (Mt 8:19-22)

They went to another village. 57As they were on their way, a man said to Him, “I will follow you wherever You go.”

58Yeshua said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”

59Yeshua said to another man, “Follow me!”

But the man replied, “Sir, let me first to go and bury my father.”[59]

60But Yeshua said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God.”[60]

61Another also said, “I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house.”

62But Yeshua said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

Chapter 10


14. If there were five thousand men, it is safe to assume that many of them had their wives and children with them, so the number of people being fed could have been well over seven or eight thousand. [RETURN]

17. There was a full basketful of “leftovers” for each of the Twelve. [RETURN]

20. Hebrew xyXm, Mashiyach, anointed, transliterates into English as Messiah and translates to Greek as cristoß, Christos. The Jews anointed three classes of people: prophets, priests, and kings. Since Yeshua holds all three offices, He is The Anointed One. [RETURN]

23. The primary meaning of the Greek word stauroß, stauros, is an upright stake, especially a pointed one. The Romans used an upright stake, a T-shaped cross, and X-shaped cross, a tree, or sometimes just a wall for this particularly cruel form of execution. [RETURN]

27. This was fulfilled about eight days later when KefaPeter, YochananJohn, and Ya'akovJacob, saw Yeshua in His Kingdom glory. [RETURN]

31. Death, usually translated as “departure”; literally exodoß, exodos, exit i.e. departure; the close of one's career; one's final fate; departure from life; decease. [RETURN]

34. The Shekinah, שכינה‎, the cloud of glory of the divine presence. Exod 13:21; Exod 19:9; Exod 24:16; Exod 34:5; Exod 40:35; Num 9:15; 1 Kings 8:10-11; Job 26:9; Isa 4:5; Ezek 10:3-4. See MORE. [RETURN]

39. Critics of the Bible claim this was nothing more than epilepsy, but they ignore the fact that this account was co-authored by Ruach HaKodesh and a renowned physician, who claim otherwise. [RETURN]

51. Because of its elevation, but more because of its preeminence, whenever one travels toward Jerusalem — or within Jerusalem, toward the Temple — one is always ascending, or “going up.” [RETURN]

54. See 2 Kings 1:9-16. When the woman that Yeshua had spoken to at the well ran to the village and announced that she had found Mashiach, the entire village came out to meet Him and acknowledge Him as Mashiach. Then He spent two days teaching them the Gospel of the Kingdom. But four months later, when they found out that He was going to celebrate Sukkot in Jerusalem instead of with them at Mount Garazim, they refused to even sell Him food for the journey. [RETURN]

59. We don’t know if this man’s father was old or sick at the time. It may possibly be that he was saying, I'll be happy to follow you, but I don’t want to leave my family right now, because I don’t want to risk losing my inheritance. After my father dies and I’ve received my inheritance, I’ll come join your team. [RETURN]

60. “… leave the dead to bury their own dead …” There are plenty of people who are spiritually dead and are more concerned about chasing their inheritance than they are about the Kingdom of God. They can bury the dead. [RETURN]


Originally posted on Monday, 15 June 2020
Revised, Monday, 02 November 2020

Page last updated on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 04:43 PM
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