March 24, 2013 “Love’s Last Appeal”
What an amazing week this is … Easter Week. Wednesday evening at 6:15 we’ll share together in a very special observance of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday morning is our community Good Friday Service. Friday evening our choir and orchestra, along with our special friends Hue and Elizabeth Priday will present the Easter portions of Handel’s Messiah. Saturday is our children’s outreach Easter Egg Hunt in Capps Park. Then, of course, the climax of the Easter Celebration is Resurrection Sunday. Remember we’ll have our regular worship schedule, but no SMBS to insure that we have plenty of parking for our guests who will be joining us on that day.
Open your Bibles with me to Luke 20. Today I am concluding this brief series of messages on the life stories of Jesus. We’ve studied several of the parables that Jesus told during His ministry. The parable we have before us today is one that Jesus actually told during the week that began with His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. So during that week…
Luke 20:1 – One day as he was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.
Notice that Jesus was “preaching the Gospel.” The parable that He is about to tell is in the context of the Gospel, the Good News of God’s salvation, being proclaimed.