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Luke 5:17a

Lesson # Luke 5:17a
Study Material - Luke 5:17a

You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.

Luke 5:17a

17 And it came about one day that He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.

An interval of time has passed. The time frame is not specified, but obviously the rumors have spread throughout the land now, for those in attendance of His teaching sessions as Pharisees, doctors, other learned men from all over Galilee (the northern region), Samaria (which is to the south of Galilee) and Judea (which is even further to the south toward Jerusalem. All of Israel, or the regions we now know as Israel is now represented. The rumors have traveled throughout the nation.

Jesus was not in a synagogue, but in a private home. The description of the home, its courtyard, are mentioned later. Jesus is not teaching on a Sabbath day. Bible doctrine is to be taught, and studied, and learned, and applied on all days of the week. The spiritual life is a continuous life style, not meant for Sunday or Sabbath only. Not meant for Wednesday prayer meetings only.

Bible study can be conducted anywhere there is positive volition and a desire to hear and learn. Obviously we are conducting this study on the internet. Folks generally study their Bibles in their homes in family settings of sorts, or on their own. Folks certainly can go to church or to fabulous cathedrals, but if the content of the lesson is minus Bible doctrine, then the building will not enhance your spiritual life.

No person can learn on his own. We all have to be taught, at least the basics, and even the more advanced concepts of doctrine, before we can become independent. But none of us are really independent. No one person can ever learn the whole content of doctrine such that they never need the assistance of others in their learning process. I have 40 years of notes. Notes taken at my families church that we attended when I was young. Notes taken while in school. Notes taken while studying under the instruction of others far more advanced in their spiritual lives than I, during those past decades. I have today quite a collection of notes, but I still read the commentaries of others, and the various printed materials that are available today. The learning process is ever ongoing not only for me, but for us all.

This study is used by a wide variety of people. From pastors of churches across the planet, to single people who read their Bibles at night while in bed next to the security of their favorite pillow. From study groups both formally and informally organized, to families of all configurations. Everyone, I am sure, uses these notes in conjunction with other materials that are available to them, such that the total package of their personal study program is effective for their particular needs.

Daily study is mandated by God. 'Study to show thyself approved (mature).' Daily study is required in order to maintain consistent spiritual growth. 'Walk in the Word, and be perfect,' as Abraham was told. There are very few sources of daily study materials. Every church should sponsor a daily study program within their own facilities, or in whatever fashion that will provide for the needs of their respective members. Many folks do not have access to the internet

Too often pastors, priests, and the like, spend their time visiting the sick or injured in hospitals and such, but Jesus never visited a hospital, never visited an old folks home for the purpose of simply seeing how folks were doing. He taught!

That is what every pastor/priest/instructor should be doing with their time. They should be studying and teaching, and on a daily basis. The single best answer for the problems or circumstances of any person, young or old, is Bible doctrine. To conduct visits just to socialize with folks might seem the polite thing to do. After all society has sort of placed this expectation on pastors. But society is not the source for defining the role of the pastor, Christ is. Public opinion is always wrong when it attempts to superimpose some superficial duty of social interaction in the place of Bible instruction.

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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.

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