October 14, 2018
Speaker: Bryan O’Gorman
Jesus’ main communication style was storytelling. The great truths he wanted us to understand were wrapped in story, sometimes delighting, sometimes baffling, but always capturing the attention and imagination of his audience. Just as we saw that John picked out Jesus’ “I am..” statements so we see that Luke was particularly interested in Jesus’ stories. He actually recorded 19 that are unique to him which we will ponder over the summer months. What was the individual and collective meaning of these tales?
Luke 19. 11-27
Luke shares Jesus story of the Ten Minas which is a companion story to that of the Ten Talents shared in Matthew 25.14-30. Here Jesus shows us the Father’s loving heart, the misunderstanding of people’s perceptions and the responsibility of believers as good stewards until he comes again. Should we see God’s love and justice as a call to action?