PAUL RETURNS to Jerusalem in this week’s study, as we return to Luke’s historical account of Paul’s journey, in spite of warnings from believers from Asia to Judea that he would be arrested and possibly killed. But Paul already knew that, since he’d been warned by the Holy Spirit that this is what God had in store for him.
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JESUS IS in Jerusalem and, knowing that his time is short, begins to speak of his return, both directly and in parables. We discuss the parable of the wedding feast and what it means that some at the feast will be bound and cast into outer darkness, the abomination that causes desolation (another “already but not yet” fulfillment of prophecy), Jesus’ condemnation of the scribes and Pharisees, and his citation of Psalm 110:1, showing that Messiah is greater than David and not merely a human descendant of Israel’s first great king.
PARALLEL ACCOUNTS of Peter’s declaration of faith at Caesarea Philippi, a site sacred to Pan at the base of Mount Hermon, are featured in our New Testament study this week.
We also see another feeding of a multitude, Jesus’ rebuke of the Pharisees and Sadducees who demanded a sign, and the healing of the demon-possessed daughter of a Gentile woman in the region of Tyre.