Luke Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Lodebar on Luke 1 - 7 months ago
    Hello All...most assuredly I hope everyone continues in His blessings.

    Concerning Luke 1:18...every time I read that verse I expect to see Zechariah's response being something on the order of " Just like Abraham and Sarah....oh the goodness of God!".
  • Lodebar on Luke 1 - 7 months ago
    Hello All,

    I surely would have expected that Zecharias would have brought to his mind Abraham and Sarah's great blessing. That he would have to know that Gabriel's words were a great sign of truth and Amen.
  • Frankie J - In Reply on Luke 1 - 8 months ago
    Zach spoke out of unbelief, for he had a precedent, Abraham & Sarah

    Mary ask an honest question, what happened to her was something never before heard of or done.

    She believed Luke 1:45

    Yes, it was all mercy & grace
  • Queeneslot on Luke 1 - 8 months ago
    looking at the conversation of angel Gabriel to both Zacharias and Mary, we see that Mary is actually a carrier of grace .The word of the lord says I will have mercy on whom i will have mercy on. Both Mary and Zacharias did doubt the message of God but only Zachariah was punished, it was only when Mary received confirmation of how the child was going to be conceived that her faith or believe came into work. Let's take a look at verse 18 "whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. These were the words spoken by Zachariah to the angel, now let's look at verse 14. How shall this be? seeing I know no man" see right? They asked almost the question, but the fact that either Zachariah was a priest and should know better than doubting the word of God or the fact that Mary carries grace and lord Jesus Christ was coming from Mary and she needs to be pampered, angel Gabriel took time to explain to Mary, this only explains that we have grace more than ourselves. As a student I shouldn't follow the footstep of my friend who doesn't read but passes because grace differs, there are also those who will read more than I do but still pass more than them, that is what the scripture calls grace, when grace is in use, all protocols are broken.
  • Joela.foody on Luke 1 - 9 months ago
    n angel visits the priest Zacharias in a temple. Zacharias is married to an infertile woman named Elizabeth. The angel proclaims that Zacharias and his wife will bear a child who they shall name John. Zacharias explains to the angel that he is an elderly man. In response the angel simply says Zacharias will be unable to speak prior to the birth of his son.

    Gabriel, yet another angel, appears to Mary who is wed to Joseph. Mary is told she too will bear a son who shall be called Jesus. This child will also become known as "The Son of the Highest". Mary decides to visit Elizabeth and when she does the unborn John moves within his mother's womb. Gabriel assures Mary that the Holy Spirit will pay her a visit. Mary sings great praises of the Lord.

    Zacharias and Elizabeth are urged by many to name their new son after his father. They follow through with the original declaration and call him John. As promised, Zacharias is once again able to speak. In doing so he predicts that his son will bear the title of "The Prophet of the Highest."
  • James Dyson on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    Verse 13: where or when did Zacharias pray for child?
  • Michael homan on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    On the topic of when was John God Ordained,Christ birth Time in late December,from that point back 9mths.

    would mean Mary Conceived around sometime early April,standard American time

    at that time,maybe in April,Elizabeth was 6 mths pregnant

    3 mths.later would mean John might of been born round the latter part of July
  • GiGi - In Reply on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    If you are speaking of John the Baptist, I have read that it was possibly in the month of Nissan and Jesus being born 6 months later in the month of Tishri. This is based on the record of the services of the high priest terms. Zechariah is said to have the rotation of service in the Temple in the month of Sivan, the month that Elizabeth conceived John.

    But as far as Scripture, such dates are not given.
  • John wade on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    What month was John born
  • Nensemka on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    i love bible studies.
  • T Levis - In Reply on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    Luke 1:5-23,

    Leviticus 8:33-36, Exodus 30:1-10, 2Chronicles 2:4, Revelation 8:4,

    Numbers 16:46,47, 1Chronicles 6:49, Exodus 29:36,37,

    Isaiah 1:11-20, Romans 5, Hebrews 10,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study
  • Gail on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    Is there any evidence that Zechariah was in the temple on the Day of Atonement as suggested by some. I just can't see it.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    Luke 3, Genesis 5,

    Interesting years don't seem as significant to GOD as they are to man. Isaiah 55:8-11

    Events, seem to be the significant time table to GOD, Genesis 15:13-16, Revelation 6:9-11, 2Peter 3:8-11, Romans 16:25, Revelation 10:7,

    It almost seems like you're asking because of a Biblical study question
  • David T on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    Our LORD JESUS CHRIST was baptized to identify Himself with sinful man. "...and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." Isaiah 53:12

    The LORD Himself was sinless but He died for us that we may be saved.

    May all who are this forum be blessed in the mighty name of the LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST.

    September 23, 2022
  • D W L on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    How can anyone tell Jesus he was wrong? There isn't time or space to write all there is to say about sin on this board but it won't enter into Gods heaven.

    John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, (and sin no more.)

    John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: (sin no more), lest a worse thing come unto thee.

    Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins
  • Karen on Luke 1 - 1 year ago
    John the baptist was filled with the holy spirit in his mothers womb, because he would be the chosen one to baptise Jesus for the remission of sins. At that moment heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove. and a vocie from heaven said "this is my son whom i love and him i am well pleased".
  • Roy - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Jesse thank you and yes it does indeed help

  • Jesse - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago

    I should have also mentioned that the Gospel of John was written to the church around 95 A.D. So approximately 30 years after the other three gospels were written, the Gospel of John was written. John wrote his gospel to present Jesus as the Son of God, (His deity).

    And John ends his gospel with the promise of Jesus' return. And that opens it up for John's sequel, as he wrote the book of Revelation, and talked about the return of Christ.

    Hope all this helps!
  • Jesse - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago

    Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the Synoptic Gospels. John is not part of the synoptic section. The word synoptic comes from the Greek word SUNOPSIS which means to view together. So Matthew, Mark, and Luke are to be viewed together.

    Matthew's gospel was written to the Jews and was written to present Jesus as the coming Savior/Messiah. Mark wrote his gospel to the Roman mind because to the Roman people, everything had to match up with the law. Mark wrote to present Jesus as the suffering servant.

    Luke was written to the Gentiles. It was written to present Jesus as the Son of Man. The book of Acts was also written by Luke, and both books used to travel together. In fact, the book of Acts was originally called Luke Part 2. It was later on changed to the book of Acts.

    Paul wrote the doctrine or teaching section of the New Testament, Romans through Philemon.

    And then from Hebrews all the way through the book of Revelation, that is all known as the Jewish Literature section of the bible.
  • Roy on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Mathew, Mark and John write synopsis of the bible focused on the teaching of Jesus Christ, the rest of the writers in the New Testament appear to be addressing letters or giving council to specific areas of the Christian community. Am I correct?

  • Chris - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Thank you brother Tom - well written.
  • Tom Cooper - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Hi Jeanie Laborde: The Bible declared Simeon "A Godly man," waiting for the consolation of Israel (Jesus Christ). Simeon, was a just man - bar none. He was filled with the "Holy Ghost," like Elizabeth & Zacharias were the parent of John the Baptist. Simeon, was encouraged by the Holy Spirit, to go to the Temple that day, took Jesus in his arms and recognized the Lord in him.

    Anna, a prophetess, lived in the temple, and she also began to talk of the Child "to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem". This was exactly the same prophecy spoken by Zacharias, the father of John the Baptists". Simeon, could have been considered a priest. But the Bible declared him a Godly and a just man.

    He allowed the Holy Spirit to work in his life. Evidently, the spirit of God was on him and reveal a special purpose for his life. The Spirit moved him so that he was in the right place at the right time.
  • Tom Cooper - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Hi Chris,

    Reading through you comment it appears that you are right concerning Simeon, not being a priest but rather a "Godly man,' waiting to see the consolation of Israel. (Jesus Christ). If you however, read the account of Zacharias prophecy, he prophesied that Jesus will come to save them from their enemies; so as to live the rest of their lives for the glory of God. That his son John, will be the forerunner of the Messiah. It's all in Zacharias prophesy when he regained his speech in the book of Luke Chapter 1. What Zacharias, related to was evidently what Simeon alluded to during his prophesy when he saw Christ, as a child. You are on point. Thanks for your comments.
  • Jeanie Laborde - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Hi Chris,

    I understand and can see your point. It makes you also wonder if he could have been and Elder. Thank you for your thoughts.

    Have a bless weekend my friend.
  • Ray - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Hello friend Laura, you are probably thinking of Simeon who was not a priest but was given the blessing of holding the Beloved Jesus Christ in his arms and he blessed the Father God for being given the sight of the Son of God, the Messiah. Please read Luke 2.25-35
  • Chris - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Thank you for those references & thoughts Jeanie. I understand the requirement in the Exodus account & when I read the Luke account ( Luke 2:25-35), I seem to see a different picture. I realize that you see Simeon as a priest of the Temple, presenting to God the child Jesus. Why I balk at this is because we're first told that Simeon was a devout man in Jerusalem. Then, by the Spirit, he was led to the Temple to see this Promised One. And here is the difficulty: Joseph & Mary brought the Child to the Temple, to follow the custom of the Law (i.e. consecration). But was Simeon the priest or was there another priest, already serving at the Temple to carry out this duty? When we read the rest of Simeon's action & words, it appears to me that they weren't one of consecration, but of praise to God for allowing him this blessing of seeing the Child. And when Jesus' parents marvelled at Simeon's prophecy, Simeon blessed them (i.e. the parents) & continued with a prophecy.

    I just share the above so that you can see why I have doubts about Simeon's priestly position. He could well have been (as you say), but in my reading, the narrative causes me to doubt that & I just see him as a godly man looking for the Messiah, hoping to have a glimpse of him before he passes on.
  • Jeanie S Laborde - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Hi Brother Chris.

    Hope things are well.

    If you look at Exodus 13:2 and 11-16

    This is call First Born Consecrated.

    In Luke they went into a temple and Simon took the Child to presented him to God. So Simon must have been a priest. Only a priest can do offerings and presentions to God.

    If you need more please let me know.

    Happy to help. God bless my friend.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Luke 2:25-35 however it didn't say he was a priest

    Luke 1, Jesus relatives were Priests, Luke 1:5 both Elizabeth & Zacharias, note Luke 1:16-17, Luke 1:36-37, Luke 1:76,
  • Chris - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Luke 2:25-35. Though we're not told whether he was a priest in the temple - probably not.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Luke 1 - 2 years ago
    Hello, Laura

    You will find the account of Simeon in Luke 2:25-35

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