If you’re new with us today or maybe you have missed a couple of weeks we are continuing on in a series all the way through Easter titled the “Jesus Life.” In this series we are walking through the book of Luke and learning from Jesus’ life. We are witnessing how he lived life so that our life might reflect his. We are learning from what He taught, so that our lives can be fruitful and we are receiving His love so that it can fuel ours.
Today, we’re going to look at some words from Jesus that simultaneously make me uncomfortable and give me a real hope about how to embrace the Jesus life. Jesus describes is two kinds of people or lives: the well-built life and what I’m calling the ‘other’ life. Notice that Jesus only describes two kinds… not a spectrum, not several, equally good lives. Just two—one is well-built and the ‘other’ is not.
Having made declarations about his identity and his purpose, he proceeds to demonstrate over and over again that he is fact, who he says he is, and he has the full power of God to bring the full favor of God into our lives. Today he’s going to demonstrate his unparalleled power over the forces of nature.
I want us to visit a few scenes in Luke’s account of the Jesus Life and observe Jesus’ undisputed power over all sickness. Luke includes a number of specific examples of Jesus exercising the power of God to heal all disease—spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.
If you’re newer to faith in Jesus, I pray this series will orient you well to who Jesus really was, and to what he really taught. If you’re older in faith, I pray this series will refresh and revive your understanding and perspective of the One who has loved you first and best. And for all of us, may we learn some new insights on Jesus, inspiring deeper love for him, and a greater desire to live out the Jesus life!