Note, Though it is not the foundation of our faith, yet it is a support to it, that the articles of our creed are things that have been long most surely believed. Having taken therefore Christ as our pattern, let us draw near to the grace of holy baptism, that so we may gain boldness to pray constantly, and lift up holy hands to God the Father, that He may open the heavens also unto us, and send down upon us too the Holy Ghost, to receive us as sons. It is to postulate a literary , says Plummer, to suppose that one of the books was a written in Imitation of the other. But come, and let us again search and see, what is the riddle, and to what mysteries the occurrence directs us. A Translator's Handbook on the Gospel of Luke.
For we perceive that two natures, by an inseparable union, met together in Him without confusion, and indivisibly. Liberal leanings are evident in several places. And so it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house. A third is to approach Luke through his use of the Old Testament, those passages from Jewish scripture which he cites to establish that Jesus is the promised Messiah. The Question about Fasting 33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? Those who in disposition were far from God, have been made near. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
If so we believe, He will crown us with His grace: by Whom and with Whom to God the Father be glory and dominion with the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever, Amen. Luke was a native of Antioch. Here are just causes assigned for this joy and praise. The Jews, however, were enriched by the giving of the law, and by the teaching of the holy prophets. But many rose again, those, namely, who embraced faith in Him. God spoke the same thing by them all, and therefore it is said to be dia stomatos , not by the mouths, but by the mouth, of the prophets, for they all speak of Christ as it were with one mouth.
Like as therefore we died together with Him when He died, so shall we also rise together with Him. Proud men expect to carry all before them, to have their way and their will; but he scatters them in the imagination of their hearts, breaks their measures, blasts their projects, nay, and brings them low, and brings them down, by those very counsels with which they thought to advance and establish themselves. In more recent years both volumes have been put into one book. The Gospel of Luke preceded his , and was therefore composed before the end of the Roman , when the Acts was finished. Her acquiescence in the will of God concerning her,. Behold therefore again Christ represented in the half shekel. He is separated by from those of the , and his style proves that he was a Greek.
And so the just Symeon seems to understand, and even to say. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and among men good will. Cyril, who does not say that our Lord was free from the emotions natural to bodies, but κινήματος καὶ ῥοπῆς τῆς ἡμᾶς ἀποφερούσης ἐφ̕ ἁ μὴ θέμις, that is, from that corruption of our nature which suggests sin to us, and inclines us to seek it. The first two chapters, etc. Who will assent to you, when thus you corrupt the right and blameless faith? A solid conservative Lutheran commentary has been written by Arthur A. For just as anger, when spoken of God, is not anger, nor implies passion, but signifies power exercised in punishment, or some similar motion; so neither is an oath an act of swearing. We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.
Prophecy had now long ceased, but in John it revived, as it had done in Samuel, who was born of an aged mother, as John was, after a long cessation. Note, Prayers of faith are filed in heaven, and are not forgotten, though the thing prayed for is not presently given in. But he was known as an evangelical Calvinist, and rightly so. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1990. Her name was Mary, the same name with Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron; the name signifies exalted, and a great elevation it was to her indeed to be thus favoured above all the daughters of the house of David. The author assumes an educated Greek-speaking audience, but directs his attention to specifically Christian concerns rather than to the Greco-Roman world at large.
This remedies pride and self-congratulation and is something every blessed believer should do. An excellent annotated bibliographic source divided into major theological categories. The angel was sent to her from Nazareth. For the historian is speaking of the heretic Eunomius, who, he says, retired to a small estate situated on the seashore near Chalcedon, οὐδὲ ἱερουργίας ἐξ οὗ τῆς Κυζίκου μετέστη οὐ μὲν οὖν ἐς ὅσον ἐνεβίω χρόνον ἥψατο. The birth and circumcision of John Baptist, six months before the birth of Christ. It is six miles from the closest major road. Luke had a great of the and of things Jewish, which he acquired either as a Jewish or after he became a , through his close intercourse with the Apostles and disciples.
When he was under that voluntary confinement with Paul, he had leisure to compile these two histories and many excellent writings the church has been indebted to a prison for : if so, it was written about twenty-seven years after Christ's ascension, and about the fourth year of Nero. And how did He empty Himself? Note, First, All that are to be devoted to the Lord, and made happy in him, must first be prepared and made ready for him. That time was now expired, whereupon the restraint was taken off, and God gave him the opening of the mouth again, as he did to Ezekiel,. And the divine disciples were sown widely among the nations: and what is the consequence? Others, again, strongly maintain that Matthew and Luke used Mark or a written source extremely like it. As good be without our speech as not use it in praising God; for then our tongue is most our glory when it is employed for Gods glory. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Every time he mentions a tax collector 3:12; 5:27; 7:29; 15:1; 18:10-13; 19:2 , it is in a positive sense.
Mark and and two-thirds to St. This was the very purpose for which Christ had come to earth compare 9:22-23; 17:25; 18:31-33; 24:25-26, 46 , and He would not be deterred. This must have been constantly annoying to Zacharias. Still what about Luke 17:36?. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work.
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. The Apocryphal Gospel of Peter, about A. Nazarethhad no good water supply; only one fairly weak well in the center of the village. What did Zacharias pray for? An Exposition of the Gospel of Luke. This is one of the best fairily recent evangelical works on the parables in general cf.