Luke 9:43-56 Jesus and opposition

Luke 9


( Transfiguration )

( Jesus heals boy with s demon )

43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God.

“Theme Song” for this text ….

“Crazy, but that’s how it goes

Millions of people living as foes

Maybe it’s not too late

To learn how to love and forget how to hate…..

I’m going off the rails on a …..”


Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time

While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 44 Listen carefullyto what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.

46 An argumentstarted among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. 48 Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomesthis little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is leastamong you all who is the greatest.”

49 “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him,because he is not one of us.”

50 Do not stop him,”Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”

Samaritan Opposition

51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroythem[b]?” 55 But Jesus turned and rebukedthem. 56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.


Dr Dolittle – pushme-pullyou

So what –

     What is your direction?

     Jesus’ rebuke of Peter when Jesus spoke of the cross…

    – a satanic distraction…

    – thinking the things of men

    – more of the same here.


      Listen carefully (44)

      Be the least (48)

      Think beyond a club (50)

      Patient Mercy (55)