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Archive for January, 2014

Here is part 1. Luke’s introduction to the entire pericope/section/passage (15:1-3)   Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So He told them this parable, saying, (Luke 15:1-3 NAU)   In verse 1, Luke tells us that “all the tax collectors and the  [ Read More ]

Go and do the same? (Luke 10:37)

Go and do the same? (Luke 10:37)   “Go and do the same” (Luke 10:37, NASB). Q: What does “do” mean in context and what is the result of doing in context? My answer is “do” refers to that which is to be done “to inherit eternal life” (10:25) as the law teaches (10:26-28) and as affirmed by Jesus (cf. 10:28 and elsewhere [Paul and Moses affirm the same.]) and  [ Read More ]

Luke 15: A Case-Study in Jesus’ use of Old Testament Allusions (1)

Introduction–Christ and the Use of Parables: A parable is a story-telling device used by Christ to illustrate truth to the people to whom he spoke and any others who hear these words. Parables use metaphor to teach truth/theology. A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in Martin Luther’s “A mighty fortress is our God” (i.e., God is not a fortified place with a brick wall around it but he is strong) or when Jesus said, “I am the  [ Read More ]

Typology: Adam and Christ

Typology: Adam and Christ   1.      A few introductory thoughts on typology   First, a type is a historical person, place, institution, or event that was designed by God to point to a future historical person, place, institution, or event. An example would be the sacrificial system revealed to us in the Old Testament. That institution was designed by God to point to Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice. Second, that to which  [ Read More ]

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