Why does Jesus make being a disciple so hard in Luke 9? Video discussion

The lectionary reading for Trinity 2 in Year C is Luke 9.51–62. It consists of a brief narrative of rejection of Jesus, following by a collection of three sayings about the challenge of discipleship—but the significance of this passage also derives from its place within Luke’s overall narrative.

James and Ian discuss the passage, its significance in Luke, and the implications for our preaching, and our understanding of what it means to be a disciple.

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6 thoughts on “Why does Jesus make being a disciple so hard in Luke 9? Video discussion”

  1. Come now.
    I’m reminded of the Chief Steward’s ernestness to get going. Rebekah’s relatives wanted Rebekah to stay for another ten days but the Chief Steward of Abraham wanted to leave straight away. Gen 24:55

  2. 1 Perhaps coram Deo, could be explored further? There may be a dual aspect so far as it applies the Jesus, as the face of God, living before the face to his glory and purposes.
    And there is aspect of the phrase, so far as it applies to disciples, to the Way, life, thought, beliefs and behaviour.

    2 What is this new era as far as historicity is concerned? There are those who comment on this blog for whom it pervades their theology, beliefs, to undermine scripture, to prosecute their revisionism.

    • Coral Deo. I had to look it up. Learn something new every day-O.
      Rebekah veiled her face when she saw Isaac approaching. The allusion is to us being veiled before we get to see Him face to face. Until then we are in the Spirit , under the Chief Steward’s authority.


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