Luke

Sense and Nonsense

And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.  Luke 18:35-36 He could not see, but he could hear. That means that he still had some sense. We are supposed to have five: taste, touch, hearing, seeing, and smell. Once I had no sense for spiritual things. Bartimaeus could not see, but he could hear. God always works with what we have, not with what we don’...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Gospels of Mark and Luke

Mark In the Gospel of Mark the general theme is Christ the Prophet of God and the Servant of man’s need. In both capacities, He exhibits the tireless energy of One whose work was ever before Him. But no matter how lowly the service or ceaseless the activity, there are the shinings forth of the glories of His person. “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” tells us who He was, whom even the demons recognized. In the prophetic discourse given a...

The Seven "I Will's" of Christ

When a man says, "I will," it may not mean much. We very often say "I will" when we don’t mean to fulfill what we say. But when we come to the "I will" of Christ, He means to fulfill it. Everything He promised to do, He is able and willing to accomplish. I cannot find any Scripture where He says "I will" do this or "I will" do that but that it will be done. 1. The "I Will" of Salvation The first "I will" is to be found in John’s Gospel, ch...

To the Afflicted

If I were to ask this audience what Christ came into this world for, every one of you would say to save sinners, and then you would stop.  A great many think that is all Christ came to do - to save sinners. Now, we are told that He came, to be sure, to "seek and save that which was lost"; but then He came to do more.  He came to heal the broken hearted.  In that eighteenth verse of the fourth chapter of Luke, which I read to you last nigh...

NT Church - The church is financed by free will offerings.

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:6,7). This is another area of the church that is very important in meeting New Testament specifications, yet it is seldom addressed. It is a sensitive area because many churches have v...

Now and Then

Now and Then; or, Time and Eternity. The Substance of a Lecture on Luke 12. C. H. Mackintosh. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Cor. 4: 18. The principles of truth laid down in Luke 12 are of the most solemn and searching character. Their practical bearing is such as to render them, in a day like the present, of the very last importance. World...

The Great Commission

  The Great Commission C. H. Mackintosh. "And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me. Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behaved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead on the third day; and that repentance and r...

Thoughts on the Lord's Supper

Thoughts on the Lord's Supper; Designed for the help of Christians in this day of difficulty. C. H. Mackintosh. Preface. The institution of the Lord's Supper must be regarded, by every spiritual man, as a peculiarly touching proof of the Lord's gracious care and considerate love for His Church. From the time of its appointment until the present hour, it has been a steady, though silent, witness to a truth which the enemy, by every means in his power, has sought to corrupt and set aside, na...

The Two Rich Men - Luke 18, 19

The Two Rich Men. Luke 18, 19. J. G. Bellett. BT vol. 9 p. 327. How beautifully the incidents recorded in the Evangelists exhibit the workings of nature and of grace. They are short and familiar, but full of matter for the meditation of our hearts that we may be either warned or comforted. Uneasiness of conscience was goading the rich young ruler of Luke 18 to seek relief wherever it might be found. He loved the world and could not give it up; and yet he had religious apprehensions of a day...

Broken Glimpses

   'And their eves were opened. and they knew Him, and He vanished out of their sight.' Luke xxiv 31.       HOW aptly does this describe what must have been the spiritual experience of most of us or all, at some time. The momentary glimpse caught, so sweet, so brief as to he almost a sorrow in memory, won as it would seem by effort, but which no effort could retain. Vhat is the meaning of this and what is its remedy? Is it normal for us, the necessit...
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