Jesus withdrew from Jerusalem to Bethany, discourse about Herod. Luke 13:22-35.
In Perea, Jesus gave the discourse at the Pharisees table. Luke 14:1-24.
The parable of the ‘Lost Coin’. Luke 15:8-10.
In Israel, when a woman got married, she would receive from her husband 10 silver coins. These coins could not be taken from her for debts. A woman in Israel could not inherit property, only the man. If she were to lose or spend those coins, it would be grounds for divorce.
The parable of the ‘Prodigal Son’. Luke 15:11-32.
2 parables on ‘Stewardship’. Luke 16:1-31.
In Bethany, Lazarus was raised from the dead. John 11:1-46. According to Jewish custom, they believed that a man could be raised from the dead up to 3 days after his death. On the 4th day his spirit departed. Lazarus was raised from the dead on the 4th day. Again showing the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. When Jesus wept and was troubled in his spirit, he was not grieving over Lazarus. He was grieving over the unbelief in the people. In Perea, Jesus cleansed 10 lepers. This was another sign of the Messiah. Luke 17:11-19. The discourse on the ‘Coming of the Kingdom’. Luke17:22-37. 2 parables on ‘Prayer’. Luke 18:1-14. Jesus and the little children. Luke 18:15-17. Rich young ruler. Luke 18:18-30. Jesus said, “It was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” The eye of the needle was the small gate on the side of the large gate. The camel had to be unloaded to get through the gate. So it is with a rich man. As Jesus walked toward Jerusalem, he healed a blind man. Luke 18:34-43, Mark 10:46-52. Conversion of Zaccheus. Luke 19:1-10. Near Jerusalem, Jesus taught 2 parables, on ‘Money usage’ and on the ‘Kingdom of God’. Luke 19:11-28. Jesus said, ‘I tell you, that to everyone who has shall more be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.’ Crain Blanchard. www.joseph1637.com