Notes: October 30, 2009

“His adversaries were ashamed”

Ashamed, and rightly so for being more interested in their religious traditions than the well-being of a crippled lady.

Luke 13:10-21

  • For 18 years she was bent over and unable to lift herself up.
  • Jesus laid his hands on her and immediately she was made straight (v. 13).
  • An indignant synagogue ruler accused Jesus of breaking the fourth commandment.
  • Jesus reprimanded the man for hypocrisy, caring more for dumb animals than for the lady (v. 15-16).
  • Jesus relates two parables to show that the kingdom of God being small and insignificant but that it grows to influence the world around it.