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On Love And Judgment

by Rev. Kirby Williams

Discovering how God's love is manifest even in the preaching of impending judgment.

Text: Luke 11:29-32
Date: 08/27/2023, the Combined service.
Series: "Luke: Thy Kingdom Come" Part 118

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In this second part of Luke's discussion of the danger of "seeking signs" we will find ourselves once again analyzing the "sign of Jonah" and how it relates to Christ as a sign of both judgment and redemption. Our study will be aided by two illustrations Jesus gives of the condemnation incurred when the clear revelation of God through His Revealed Word is ignored. While pondering God's motivation for sending Jonah to Nineveh, we will once again realize the close correlation with Jesus' mission and purpose in coming to the "silent planet". We will find that even in the preaching of impending Judgment, God's mercy and compassion is manifest. Ultimately we will recognize yet a third objective of the "Cosmic Initiative"-- for Jesus to introduce the world to the unfathomable Love of the Father.

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I. Introduction, John 1:4-5, 14:6, 12:31, Luke 19:10, Psa. 68:18, Eph. 6:17.
II. Exposition of the text, Luke 11:29-32.
A. Context
B. The dangers of seeking signs, vs. 29-30.
1. Seeking a sign, vs. 29.
a. The evil generation, Matt. 12:39.
b. Seeking a sign.
c. No sign will be given, John 21:25.
2. The sign of Jonah, vs. 30.
a. A sign of judgment. Jonah 1:2, 3:4-5.
b. How the sign of Jonah relates to Jesus, John 12:31.
i. Redemption and judgment, 1John 4:8, John 3:18, 12:46-48, Mark 1:15.
ii. The sign of the Resurrection, Matt. 12:40.
C. The danger of rejecting God's revelation, vs. 31-32.
1. The queen of the South, vs. 31.
a. Who was the queen of Sheba? Kings 10:1.
i. An arduous trip.
ii. Hard questions, 1Kings 10:5,8-9.
iii. Dazzled by the wisdom and love of God.
b. Rising up in judgment.
c. The reason for the condemnation.
i. A problem in Jesus' day, Luke 12:48.
ii. A problem in our day.
d. Something greater then Solomon.
2. The men of Nineveh, vs. 32.
a. Jonah's audience, Jonah 4:1-2.
b. Rising up in judgment.
c. The reason for the condemnation, Jonah 3:5,8-9.
d. Something greater than Jonah.
III. Application
A. Laying the groundwork.
1. Seeking the truth.
2. The sign of Jonah, Jonah 4:11.
3. A third objective.
B. Tracing the Father's Love Initiative, Rom. 1:18,20.
IV. Conclusion, Luke 11:28, Rev. 19:6,7,9.

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