Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we began our series on the difficult sayings of Jesus. Our text was Luke 10:10-15.

“But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that town.”

1) Why were these towns condemed?

Bob noted that the people of these towns had not heard the Gospel, therefore, they were not condemned for rejecting Christ. They were condemned for failing to have hearts open to the Gospel.

Joe questioned whether this was fair. Why weren’t these people at least given a chance to hear the whole message?

Jed said that in his experience folks that aren’t open to the Gospel are the same as people who wont respond to the Gospel.  A hard heart wants its own way.

Bob said that if people reject the Gospel they are not rejecting us but God. Therefore, we should not be afraid to tell people about Christ.

2) Why would a God of love condemn people to hell?

Grady said that God doesn’t send people they send themselves.  God is perfect justice and prefect love.  God’s justice demands that sin be punished. God’s love provides a way for the price of sin to be paid. “For God so loved the world that he sent His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Next week Mark 3:22-30. Consider the following questions:

1) What accusation are scribes making against Jesus?

2) What is Jesus response?

3) What does it mean to blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

See you Tuesday.

John

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