Luke 13 – Getting Sharper!

Luke 13 – Listen here to David Suchet read this passage

Jesus seems to have changed gear.

These encounters and parables are increasingly confrontational – his message is getting sharper every moment.

He is challenging the pharisees and the teachers of the law at every opportunity – there is no subetly to Jesus’ approach in these encounters.  Even Luke records

“His opponents were humiliated!”

And at the end of the chapter we can see why Jesus is accelerating – why his message is getting sharper.

He knows what is coming!

He knows that time is short!

He knows that the forces of darkness are converging upon Jerusalem and will ultimately destroy it, because it will ultimately reject Him!

Time is getting short – he is moving towards Jerusalem and the great finale of his Father’s mission.

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