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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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34. Two parables on prayer (vv 1-14)

a. Persistence rewarded (vv 1-8)

1Then Yeshua told them this parable to teach them to always pray, and never give up. 2In one town there was a judge who didn’t fear God and didn’t respect man. 3A widow lived in that town, and she often came to him, saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary!’[3] 4He wouldn’t for a while, but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I’ll give her justice; otherwise she’ll wear me out by her persistant nagging.’

6The Lord said, Listen to what this evil judge says. 7Won’t God avenge His chosen ones who keep crying out to Him day and night, and will He delay helping them? 8I tell you, no! He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on the earth?[8]

b. Proper attitude for prayer (vv 9-14)

9He also told this parable to some self-righteous people who looked down on everyone else. 10Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a ParushPharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The ParushPharisee stood and was praying this to himself[10] like this: ‘God, I thank you, that I am not like everyone else: greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week. I give a tenth of everything I get.’ 13But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14I’m telling you that this man home right with God rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

35. The Rabbi blesses little children (vv 15-17)

15Some people were bringing their infants to Him for Him to touch them. But when the talmidimdisciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16Yeshua called the children to Himself and said, “Let the children come to me; don’t keep them away. The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17Most certainly, I tell you that whoever doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will not enter at all.

36. A  rich young leader confronted (vv 18-27)

18One of the leaders asked Him, “Good Rabbi, what should I do to obtain eternal life?”

19Yeshua asked him, “Why are you calling Me good? No one is good except God alone. 20You know the mitzvotcommandments: ‘Don’t commit adultery,’ ‘Don’t murder,’ ‘Don’t steal,’ ‘Don’t give false testimony,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’[20]

21He said, “I have observed all these things from my youth up.”

22When Yeshua heard that, He told him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me.[22]

23But when he heard that, he became very sad, for he was very rich.

24Yeshua looked at him and said, “It is so very hard for the very wealthy to enter into the Kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a kamelos[25] to pass through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.”

26Those who heard this asked, “Then who can be saved?”

27Yeshua answered, “Things which are impossible with people are possible with God.

37. Reward for sacrifice (vv 28-30)

28KefaPeter said, “Look, we have left everything we had and followed you.”

29Yeshua said to them, “I assure you that there is no one who has left a house, or a wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the Kingdom of God, 30who will not receive many times more in the Olam Hazehthe present world and eternal life in the Olam Habaworld to come.

38. Yeshua again fortells His death and resurrection (vv 31-34) (Mt 20:17-19; Mk 10:32-34)

31He took the Twelve aside and said to them, “Hinneh, we are going up to YerushalayimJerusalem,[31] where everything written through the Prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32For He will be delivered up to the GoyimGentiles, will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit on. 33They will scourge and kill Him. On the third day, He will rise again.”

34They understood none of these things, and the meaning of His statement was hidden from them, and they didn’t understand the things that were said.

39. Bar-Timaison of Timai receives his sight near YerichoJericho (vv 35-43) (Mk 10:46-52)

35As they were nearing YerichoJericho, a blind man was sitting by the road, begging. 36Hearing a crowd going past him, he asked what was going on. 37They told him that Yeshua of NatzeretNazareth was passing by. 38He shouted, “Yeshua! Son of David,[38] have mercy on me!” 39Those in front of the group rebuked him to shut him up; but he shouted even  loouder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

40Yeshua stopped and ordered the man be brought to Him. When he had come, Yeshua asked him, 41What do you want me to do?

He said, “Lord, let me be able to see again.”

42Yeshua said to him, “See again. Your faith has healed you.”

43He was instantly able to see again; and he followed Yeshua, praising God. When they saw it, everyone praised God.

Luke 19


 3. Adversary, Greek   antidikoß, antidikos: an opponent in a lawsuit. [RETURN]

 8. The Son of Man will not return until first there is a great apostasy (Greek apostasia, apostasia, a falling away, defection  (2Thess 2:1-3). Look around you and pay attention to those factions within our own government who are right now doing their very best to eradicate the very name of God from our society. Is this a sign of the Lord’s imminent return? [RETURN]

10. Notice that Yeshua said that because of his arrogance he was not praying to God, but only to himself. [RETURN]

20. Exodus 20:12-16; Deuteronomy 5:16-20 [RETURN]

22. The one thing in this man’s life that was barring him from the Kingdom was his wealth. God does not intend for you to impoverish yourself unless your finances are getting between you and the Kingdom. But examine yourself and see if there might be something else getting in your way. [RETURN]

25. The Peshitta Aramaic word means camel, rope, or beam. Because in His parables Yeshua usually compares things that have something in common, the parable makes a bit more sense to me if I assume He meant the rope instead of the pack animal. You decide. [RETURN]

31. Because Jerusalem is the City of God, no matter where you are on earth, if you are traveling toward Jerusalem you are going “up” to Jerusalem; if you are traveling away from Jerusalem you are going “down” from Jerusalem. [RETURN]

38. Though most traditional Jews deny it because it destroys most of their arguments against the Messiahship of Yeshua, Israel has long expected two Messiahs: Moshiach Ben YosefMessiah Son of Joseph, who will suffer and die for His people, and Moshiach Ben DavidMessiah Son of David, who will return all the exiles to Israel, restore the Kingdom, rebuild the Temple, and more.

Most Jews who deny that Yeshua is the Messiah do so because He did not fulfill their expectations of Moshiach Ben David. Messianic Pastor Daniel Lancaster presents an excellent teaching series on “Twenty Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus.” Lesson eight in that series addresses a short list of tasks that Messiah Ben David is to accomplish which Yeshua did not accomplish in His first time here:

Number Eight in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons
   To qualify as the Messiah of Israel, a person needs to be a descendant of David and Solomon, be anointed king of Israel, return the Jewish people to the land of Israel, rebuild the Temple, bring universal peace to the world, and fill the world with the knowledge of God. Has Yeshua fulfilled all of these criteria? Is he really the Messiah?
   This lesson concludes the discussion on Reason Number Eight of Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don't Believe in Jesus: “Jesus Failed to Fulfill Any of Six Authentic Jewish Messianic Criteria.” Did he really fail to fulfill any Messianic criteria? If so, why do we consider him the Messiah? [Listen HERE] [RETURN]

Originally posted on Shabbat, 11 July 2020

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