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Winter 2020 in Luke: The Climax of the Cross

The Gospel of Luke

We began to study the Gospel of Luke during Christmas 2018 and we are continuing into 2020. It’s been 25 years since we walked through this wonderful Gospel, so it’s time.

Part 1: The Beginning of the Gospel (Christmas 2018)
Part 2: The Ministry of the Messiah (January to June 2019)
Part 3: The Journey to Jerusalem (August 2019 to January 2020)
Part 4: The Climax of the Cross (February to Easter 2020)

Here’s the calendar for the next seven weeks of Part 4, The Climax of the Cross

We have a devotional Bible Study Booklet to accompany the messages: Luke Study – 2020 Winter Booklet

(Note: due to a scheduling conflict, the plan was revised on February 10, 2020, moving Bob’s Sunday off from February 23, 2020 to March 8, 2020)

Title: The Heart of the Savior
Text: Luke 19:28-48
Preaching Date: February 2, 2020
Worship Theme: The Heart of the Savior
Key Sentence: In the events of Palm Sunday we see the heart of God Incarnate.
I. He Knew what would happen (Luke 19:28-34)
II. He Accepted the praise he deserved (Luke 19:35-40)
III. He Sorrowed over disbelief (Luke 19:41-44)
IV. He Became Angry over obstinate sin (Luke 19:45-48)

Title: Authority
Text: Luke 20:1-26
Preaching Date: February 9, 2020
Worship: The Heart of the Savior
Key Sentence: We get to put ourselves in the right relationship with authority
I. The question of authority (Luke 20:1-8)
II. The rightful authority (Luke 20:9-18)
III. Balancing authority (Luke 20:19-26)

Title: Bad Question, Great Answers
Text: Luke 20:27 – 21:4
Preaching Date: February 16, 2020
Worship: O Day of Resurrection
Key Sentence: Eternal hope does impact present behavior
I. An attempt to trap Jesus (Luke 20:27-32) (trying to trap)
II. Focusing on the eternal perspective (Luke 20:33-40)
III. Focusing on the present Lord (Luke 20:41-44)
IV. Focusing on humble action (Luke 20:45-21:4)

Title: Hardship Before Rescue
Text: Luke 21:5-36
Preaching Date: February 23, 2020
Worship: With Power and Great Glory
Key Sentence: In the midst of hardship, believers prepare for rescue!
I. The hardships of believers in every age. (Luke 21:5-19)
II. The hardships of Israel (Luke 21:20-24)
III. The hardships of the last days (Luke 21:25-33)
IV. The hardships of perseverance (Luke 21:33-36)

Title: Preparation
Text: Luke 22:1-23
Preaching Date: March 1, 2020
Worship: My Body, My Blood
Key Sentence: Utter evil is no match for the ultimate sacrifice
I. Satan prepares his utter evil (Luke 22:1-6)
II. Jesus prepares for the ultimate good (Luke 22:7-13)
III. Jesus looks forward to the ultimate victory (Luke 22:14-18)
IV. Jesus enacts the ultimate sacrifice (Luke 22:19-23)

March 8, 2020: Todd Cobbs preaching. (Bob Sunday off.)

Title: In Moments of Greatest Stress
Text: Luke 22:23-46
Preaching Date: March 15, 2020
Worship: Selfless Love
Key Sentence: As Jesus submits to the cross, he shows us how to think about our moments of greatest stress
I. Remember to be the servant (Luke 22:24-27)
II. Avoid egotism (Luke 22:28-34)
III. Be ready for what might happen (Luke 22:35-38)
IV. Pray – and submit to the Father’s will (Luke 22:39-44)
V. Pray – and watch out for temptation (Luke 22:45-46)

Title: One Alone
Text: Luke 22:47-71
Preaching Date: March 22, 2020
Worship: Christ Suffered for You
Key Sentence: Jesus understands perfectly what it feels like to stand alone.
I. Betrayed (Luke 22:47-53)
II. Denied (Luke 22:54-62)
III. Abused (Luke 22:63-65)
IV. Condemned (Luke 22:66-71)