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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

The second in a five-part series on the Gospel of Luke. We watch Jesus launch his ministry of good news for the poor and how he brought together people from very diverse backgrounds to live together in peace.

Explore Luke Ch 3-9

LUKE Ch 3-9: (GOS)


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CHAPTER 4 References

1 aMatt.
4:1–11 bLuke
2:27 1NU in
2 aEx. 34:28
3 aJohn 20:31
4 aDeut. 8:3
1NU omits
but by every
word of God
5 1NU And
taking Him
up, he showed
6 a[Rev.
13:2, 7] 8 aDeut. 6:13;
10:20 1NU
omits Get behind
Satan 2NU, M
omit For
9 aMatt. 4:5–7

Satan Tempts Jesus


1 Then aJesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and bwas led by the Spirit 1into the wilderness,
2 being 1tempted for forty days by the devil. And ain those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are athe Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, a‘Man shall not live by bread alone, 1but by every word of God.’ ”
5 1Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for athis has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
7 “Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
8 And Jesus answered and said to him, 1“Get behind Me, Satan! 2For it is written, a‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
9 aThen he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.

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LUKE 4:10

10 “For it is written:

a‘He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you,’

11 “and,

a‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, a‘You shall not 1tempt the LORD your God.’ ”
13 Now when the devil had ended every 1temptation, he departed from Him auntil an opportune time.

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

14 aThen Jesus returned bin the power of the Spirit to cGalilee, and dnews of Him went out through all the surrounding region.
15 And He ataught in their synagogues, bbeing glorified by all.

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

16 So He came to aNazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, bHe went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

18 “Thea Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me 1to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To bset at liberty those who are 2oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”

20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is afulfilled in your hearing.”
22 So all bore witness to Him, and amarveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, b“Is this not Joseph’s son?”
23 He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in aCapernaum,1 do also here in bYour country.’ ”
24 Then He said, “Assuredly, I say

10 aPs. 91:11
11 aPs. 91:12
12 aDeut. 6:16
13 a[Heb. 4:15] 1testing
14 aMatt. 4:12
bJohn 4:43
cActs 10:37
dMatt. 4:24
15 aMatt. 4:23
bIs. 52:13
16 aMark 6:1
13:14–16; 17:2
18 aIs. 49:8, 9;
61:1, 2 b[Dan.
9:24] 1NU
omits to heal
the brokenhearted
21 aActs 13:29
22 a[Ps. 45:2] bJohn 6:42
23 aMatt. 4:13;
11:23 bMatt.
13:54 1NU
here and elsewhere
24 aJohn 4:44
25 a1 Kin. 17:9
26 1Gr.
27 a2 Kin.
28 aLuke 6:11
29 aJohn 8:37;
30 aJohn 8:59;
31 aMatt. 4:13
32 aMatt. 7:28,
29 b[John
6:63; 7:46;
8:26, 28, 38,
47; 12:49, 50] 33 aMark 1:23
34 aLuke 4:41
bPs. 16:10
35 1Lit. Be
38 aMark
1:29–31 bMark
5:23 1afflicted
39 aLuke 8:24
40 aMatt. 8:16,

to you, no aprophet is accepted in his own country.
25 “But I tell you truly, amany widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;
26 “but to none of them was Elijah sent except to 1Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
27 a“And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”
28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were afilled with 1wrath,
29 aand rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.
30 Then apassing through the midst of them, He went His way.

Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit

31 Then aHe went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths.
32 And they were aastonished at His teaching, bfor His word was with authority.
33 aNow in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice,
34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? aI know who You are—bthe Holy One of God!”
35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, 1“Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him.
36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”
37 And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding region.

Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed

38 aNow He arose from the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. But Simon’s wife’s mother was 1sick with a high fever, and they bmade request of Him concerning her.
39 So He stood over her and arebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them.

Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset

40 aWhen the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on

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every one of them and healed them.
41 aAnd demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, b“You are 1the Christ, the Son of God!” And He, crebuking them, did not allow them to 2speak, for they knew that He was the Christ.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

42 aNow when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them;
43 but He said to them, “I must apreach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”
44 aAnd He was preaching in the synagogues of 1Galilee.

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples


1 So ait was, as the multitude pressed about Him to bhear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,
2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets.
3 Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He asat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.
4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, a“Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master,we have toiled all night and caught anothing; nevertheless bat Your word I will let down the net.”
6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.
7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, a“Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”
9 For he and all who were with him were aastonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;
10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee,who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. aFrom now on you will catch men.”
11 So when they had brought their boats to land, athey 1forsook all and followed Him.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

12 aAnd it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of bleprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and 1implored

41 aMark 1:34;
3:11 bMark
8:29 cMark
1:25, 34; 3:11
1NU omits the
Christ 2Or say
that they
42 aMark
43 a[John 9:4] 44 aMatt. 4:23;
9:35 1NU

CHAPTER 5 References

1 aMark
1:16–20 bActs
3 aJohn 8:2
4 aJohn 21:6
5 aJohn 21:3
bPs. 33:9
8 a1 Kin. 17:18
9 aMark 5:42;
10:24, 26
10 aMatt. 4:19
11 aMatt. 4:20;
19:27 1left
12 aMark
1:40–44 bLev.
13:14 1begged
13 aJohn 5:9
14 aMatt. 8:4
bLev. 13:1–3;
15 aMark 1:45
bJohn 6:2
16 aLuke 9:10
bMatt. 14:23
17 1NU with
Him to heal
18 aMark
19 aMatt. 15:30
21 aMark 2:6,
7 bIs. 43:25
22 aJohn 2:25
24 aLuke 7:14
25 aActs 3:8
26 aLuke 1:65;
27 aMatt.
9:9–17 bJohn
12:26; 21:19,

LUKE 5:27

Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
13 Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” aImmediately the leprosy left him.
14 aAnd He charged him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as a testimony to them, bjust as Moses commanded.”
15 However, athe report went around concerning Him all the more; and bgreat multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
16 aSo He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and bprayed.

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic

17 Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present 1to heal them.
18 aThen behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him.
19 And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst abefore Jesus.
20 When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”
21 aAnd the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? bWho can forgive sins but God alone?”
22 But when Jesus aperceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
23 “Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?
24 “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the man who was paralyzed, a“I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
25 Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, aglorifying God.
26 And they were all amazed, and they aglorified God and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today!”

Matthew the Tax Collector

27 aAfter these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, b“Follow Me.”

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LUKE 5:28

28 So he left all, rose up, and afollowed Him.
29 aThen Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And bthere were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.
30 1And their scribes and the Pharisees 2complained against His disciples, saying, a“Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
31 Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
32 a“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Jesus Is Questioned About Fasting

33 Then they said to Him, a“Why1 do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?”
34 And He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the abridegroom is with them?
35 “But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days.”
36 aThen He spoke a parable to them: “No one 1puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old.
37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined.
38 “But new wine must be put into new wineskins, 1and both are preserved.
39 “And no one, having drunk old wine, 1immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is 2better.’ ”

28 aMark
29 aMatt. 9:9,
10 bLuke 15:1
30 aLuke 15:2
1NU But the
Pharisees and
their scribes
32 a1 Tim. 1:15
33 aMatt. 9:14
1NU omits
Why do, making
the verse
a statement
34 aJohn 3:29
36 aMark 2:21,
22 1NU tears
a piece from a
new garment
and puts it on
an old one
38 1NU omits
and both are
39 1NU omits
2NU good

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The Power of God in His Deliverance of Israel

1 WHEN aIsrael went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob bfrom a people 1of strange language,
2 aJudah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion.

3 aThe sea saw it and fled; bJordan turned back.
4 aThe mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.

PSALM 114 References

1 aEx. 12:51;
13:3 bPs. 81:5
1who spoke
2 aEx. 6:7;
19:6; 25:8;
29:45, 46;
Deut. 27:9
3 aEx. 14:21;
Ps. 77:16
bJosh. 3:13–16
4 aEx. 19:18;
Judg. 5:5; Ps.
29:6; Hab. 3:6
5 aHab. 3:8
8 aEx. 17:6;
Num. 20:11;
Ps. 107:35

5 aWhat ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back?
6 O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O little hills, like lambs?

7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 aWho turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters.



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