Hard Tests of Genuine Discipleship

Text: Luke 6:43-49
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 31, 2014

Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain is very hard hitting – calling us to reject the world’s bankrupt values of treasure, pleasure and popularity (6:20-26), challenging us to love our enemies and to do good for those who hate us (6:27-36) and demanding that we replace judgment and condemnation with forgiveness and grace (6:37-42).

Jesus concludes the sermon by declaring that those who are truly His disciples will do what He says (6:43-49).  Jesus is not saying that we enter His kingdom through obedience. But He is saying that those who have entered by faith have a new nature and bear good fruit.

Posted on August 31st, 2014 | Permalink