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Baptism, Genealogy - by Michael Phillips
Study in Luke - Part 8 of 94
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Luke 3:21-38
Feb 24, 2002 am - Today, with God's blessing, we'll continue our study of Luke's Gospel. Luke wrote it to increase our knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and to deepen our faith in Him. Before we go any farther, let me ask you an impolite question: Is it having that effect on you? Do you know the Lord better now than you did last week? And are you trusting Him more than you were? If you are, thank God-you're growing in grace! But, if not, please remember, "It is not hearers of the Law that are justified, but doers." We must recall that with the privilege of reading and hearing the Word of God, we also have a responsibility to act on it in faith and obedience. That's why Luke wrote his Book and why the Lord has preserved it for you and me. Today's passage is made up of two parts: First we have a short story about the Lord's baptism; then we have a long list of names that trace the descent of our Savior back to Adam, and of course, the One who made him. At first glance, the two seem to have little in common. But, in fact, they're put together for a good reason-one that's suited to cheer the heart of every believer and give hope to every sinner. We'll get to the lessons in a few minutes, but first, ... More >>>

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