The Christ and His Kingdom (Luke 9:18-27)

The Christ and His Kingdom

Luke 9:18-27

I. Who is Jesus? (Luke 9:18-20)

    A. John the Baptist declared Jesus’ divinity (John 1:29-30)
    B. His enemies spread lies
    C. His admirers stopped believing He was the Messiah, but still held Him in high regard (Luke 9:7-8, 18-19)
    D. His apostles declared “The Christ of God” (Luke 9:20)

II. Predicting His death and resurrection (Luke 9:21-22)

    A. A warning to tell no one (Luke 9:21)
    B. The apostles’ reaction (Matthew 16:22-23; Isaiah 55:8-9)

III. Submission to God’s will (Luke 9:23-26)

    A. Desire, denial, and daily walking required (Luke 9:23-24)
    B. Nothing in this world is worth losing one’s soul (Luke 9:25-26)

IV. The kingdom (Luke 9:27)

    A. The kingdom is not still-future-to-us (Acts 2)
    B. Premillennialism is a false doctrine

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