Sunday, June 9, 2024

New Wine, New Wineskins, and the New Covenant - Richard Hamilton


In Luke 5:33-39, Jesus uses several illustrations to portray His spiritual kingdom.  Jesus is like a bridegroom at His wedding, and His Gospel is like new wine which must go into new wineskins.  His message of salvation by grace alone differed radically from Pharisaic traditions.

Monday, June 3, 2024

A Surprising Calling and Conversion - Nathan Rages


Luke 5:27-32 describes Levi (also called Matthew) the tax collector being called by Jesus and becoming a Christian.  This account provides these five important Gospel lessons:  
1. Following Jesus is the essence of the Christian life (v27).
2. God’s calling can compel a surprising response (v28).
3. Evangelists must personally interact with bad people (v29-32).
4. Jesus rejects the self-righteous (v31-32).
5. Jesus transforms repentant sinners (v32).