Luke 6 Outline
– Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:1-11)
– Jesus appointed 12 apostles (Luke 6:12-16)
– Jesus gave an account of blessings and woes (Luke 6:17-26)
– Loving your enemies and treating them with kindness (Luke 6:27-36)
– Judging other people (Luke 6:37-42)
– Good tree and bad tree (Luke 6:43-45)
– Good foundation and bad foundation (Luke 6:46-49)
Luke 6 Bible Study
In Luke 6:1-11, Jesus was walking through a grainfield when his disciples started to pluck some grains to eat them because they were hungry. When the Pharisees saw this, they complained to Jesus. Jesus used the example of David taking the consecrated bread at the worship place when he was running away from Saul in response to the Pharisees. Jesus said he is the Lord of the Sabbath. The Pharisees complained to Jesus because it is unlawful to carry any load on the Sabbath. On the Sabbath day, Christians should not work or ask others to run businesses on behalf of them. Christians must notÂ sell on the Sabbath day. On a different Sabbath, Jesus went into a synagogue where there was a man that suffered from shriveled hand. The Pharisees and teachers of the law were paying attention to see if Jesus would heal on the Sabbath. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and teachers of the law. He ignored them and healed the man’s shriveled hand. Christians can do good on the Sabbath day, for example serving God and helping people.
In Luke 6:12-16, Jesus appointed 12 disciples including Simon, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon also called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot. Judas Iscariot is the one who betrayed Jesus later by signaling to the soldiers who is Jesus through a kiss (Mark 14:43-46).
In Luke 6:17-26, a large number of people from Judea, Jerusalem, Tyre and Sidon followed Jesus. Many sick people were healed. Jesus said blessed are the poor people for theirs is the kingdom of God. Poor people are often the ones that come to faith in Christ because they are humbled and needy. Many rich people feel that they have all they need and they don’t need Jesus’ help so they don’t want to accept Christ as their savior. Jesus said blessed are the ones who are hunger because they will be satisfied. Jesus is saying those who are hunger for God’s word will be satisfied. We need to read the Bible regularly so that your spiritual life can get enough nourishment. If you regularly read the Bible, you will be able to become more spiritual mature. Jesus said blessed are those who weep because they will laugh. Jesus is meaning those who cry for the lost souls will laugh when they receive their reward in heaven. Jesus said blessed are the followers who are persecuted for the sake of the gospel. This is because they will be rewarded in heaven.
In Luke 6:27-36, Jesus said we should love our enemies and be kind to them. The pagans take revenge against their enemies. As Christians, we should not hold any grudge for the wrong that thee enemy did to us. If you treat your enemy with love, you will receive reward from God in heaven.
In Luke 6:37-42, Jesus said we should not judge others. We should not talk bad about people on their backs. If you find someone doing wrong, you should explain to him why he is wrong by using the scripture. If the person refuses to listen, you can bring another witness to him (2 Corinthians 13:1; Deuteronomy 17:6; Deuteronomy 19:15; Matthew 18:16). If the person still refuses to listen, you should report it to the church. We should not judge God’s servant because it is God that lead them. Instead, you should let God dealt with the servant of God. Before you point out someone else’s wrong, you must make sure you are not making the same mistake otherwise you will be a hypocrite.
In Luke 6:43-45, Jesus used the parable of good tree and bad tree to describe how a person’s heart can influence his behavior. A person with good intention in his heart will act kindly towards others while a person with bad intention in his heart will act cruelly towards others.
In Luke 6:46-49, Jesus used the parable of the wise and foolish builders to describe two kinds of followers. The good followers build their foundation based on God’s word. They follow God’s commandment and walk in accordance with the standards of the Bible. The bad followers did not abide by God’s commandment. Because they did not hold on to Jesus tightly, they will fall when a problem occur.