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So, we say to ourselves, "If only I had more faith. Then I could be a better disciple. Before we look at Christ's response, let's go back and get the background of this passage.
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When I first read these verses , they seemed to me to be quite disconnected. They seemed to be a hodge-podge of various instruction thrown together. This may in fact be the case. Luke could have pieced these verses together from various saying of Jesus.
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Or perhaps Jesus did say these all at once. It doesn't matter. The fact is that Holy Spirit inspired Luke to record them here and to record them in this order.
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And therefore there must be meaning to the order. Previously in Luke's account, Jesus had given the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man, which we covered in last's week sermon. The parable taught us that we need to have a sincere compassion for all people. Now, in verse 1 of chapter 17, Jesus continues to talk about the great responsibility we have as disciples:. Christ is warning us about the seriousness of sin. We are responsible for our actions and our words.
It is a very serious thing to cause someone else to stumble. Notice what he says next:. So often we read verses like 1 and 2 and think, "Yeah. God's gonna get people who cause other to stumble" but we don't stop to think whether we ourselves are guilty of doing it. We all need to watch ourselves in that regard.
Not too long ago we discussed the power of the tongue - something we all misuse. Let's continue:. Sermon Topics: Faith. Summer Sermon Series. Weekly Sermon Collections. Online Sermon Editor.
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But let's jump for a moment to verse 5:  The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith! Download Sermon with PRO. Browse All Media Related Media. Talk about it Nobody has commented yet. Wright, however, takes two steps that cannot be fairly evaluated without understanding how they are integrated into his broader understanding of how the Bible fits together. First, in defense of Wright, it is important to recognize that he does not deny that human beings must place their faith in Christ.
Rather, he argues that in some passages what is at issue is not human faith in Christ but either human faithfulness or the faithfulness of Jesus Christ Himself. The issues, frankly, are complex. In the insightful assessment of Douglas J. For instance, consider Abraham as described in Romans 4. Many Jewish documents of the time argue that Abraham received many great gifts from God — he became father of many nations, was called the friend of God, had his prayers answered — precisely because he was found to be faithful for example, Sir.
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