The Gift of Spiritual Insight
~ Luke 10:1-16 ~
God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life
Luke 10:21-24
Found on page 868 in our guest Bibles.
Today’s Scripture:
Are you
a happy
person ?
“I’m a very tormented
person. I have a lot of
demons I’m wrestling
with. But I want to be
happy. I have moments
of happine...
The Gift of Spiritual Insight
~ Luke 10:1-16 ~
In that same hour he rejoiced in the
Holy Spirit…
Luke 10:21
In that same hour he rejoiced in the
Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you,
Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you have h...
“We do not want this man to reign over us.”
~ Luke 19:14
“I want atheism to be true and
am made uneasy by the fact
that some of the most
intelligent and well-informed
people I kno...
Dr. Eta Linneman
!
Professor of Theology
Braunschweig Technical University
-
Professor of New Testament
Philips University...
“At that point God led me to
vibrant Christians who knew
Jesus personally as their Lord
and Saviour. I heard their
testimo...
“He immediately took my life into
his saving grasp and began to
transform it radically. My
destructive addictions were
rep...
“I can still remember the
delicious joy I felt when for the
first time black was once more
black and white was once
more wh...
“By God’s grace I experienced
Jesus as the one whose
name is above all names. I
was permitted to realize that
Jesus is God...
“God opposes
the proud, but
gives grace
to the humble.”
~ The Apostle Peter in
1 Peter 5:5
“All things have been handed over
me by my Father, and no one knows
who the Son is except by the Father,
or who the Father...
“I am the way, the truth,
and the life. No one comes
to the Father except
through me. If you had
known me, you would have
...
Jesus said to him, “Have I
been with you so long,
and you still do not know
me, Philip? Whoever has
seen me has seen the
F...
Then turning to the disciples he said
privately, “Blessed are the eyes that
see what you see! For I tell you that
many pro...
“…that which we have
seen and heard we
proclaim to you also, so
that you too may have
fellowship with us; and
indeed our f...
Why does Luke record this
account in his historical 

biography of Jesus?
Important Question
Spiritual insight is a gift
of God’s sovereign grace
to those who humbly
welcome Jesus into their lives.
Summary
Become like children1
“Truly I say to you, unless you turn and
become like children, you will never enter the
kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles...
~ Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662
French Mathematician & Philosopher
~ Blaise Pascal
Year of Grace 1654,
Monday November
23…from about half
past ten at night to
about half an hour
after midni...
~ Blaise Pascal
Certainty. Heartfelt joy.
God of Jesus Christ.
My God and Your
God…. Joy, joy, joy,
tears of joy. Jesus
Ch...
Cherish your Saviour’s choice2
”I know nothing, nothing again,
that is more humbling for us
than this doctrine of election. I
have sometimes fallen
prost...
“… and the one thought
possessed me—“God hath
chosen you from the beginning
unto salvation”—I was lost in
its luster, I wa...
Christian Lambert Photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiantlambert/11700460465
Andre Helmstettler: http://www.fli...
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Spiritual insight is a gift of God’s sovereign grace to those who humbly welcome Jesus into their lives.

This message was given on July 27, 2014 at New City Church Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For More Info: www.newcitychurch.ca

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  1. 1. The Gift of Spiritual Insight ~ Luke 10:1-16 ~
  2. 2. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Luke 10:21-24 Found on page 868 in our guest Bibles. Today’s Scripture:
  3. 3. Are you a happy person ?
  4. 4. “I’m a very tormented person. I have a lot of demons I’m wrestling with. But I want to be happy. I have moments of happiness. I can’t say I’m never happy. ! I’m working towards knowing myself ! and I’m assuming ! that will bring me happiness.” ~ Madonna
  5. 5. The Gift of Spiritual Insight ~ Luke 10:1-16 ~
  6. 6. In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit… Luke 10:21
  7. 7. In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; Luke 10:21 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
  8. 8. “We do not want this man to reign over us.” ~ Luke 19:14
  9. 9. “I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief.  It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that.” ~ Prof. Thomas Nagel,! New York University
  10. 10. Dr. Eta Linneman ! Professor of Theology Braunschweig Technical University - Professor of New Testament Philips University, Marburg - Society for New Testament Studies
  11. 11. “At that point God led me to vibrant Christians who knew Jesus personally as their Lord and Saviour. I heard their testimonies as they reported what God had done in their lives. Finally God himself spoke to my heart by means of a Christian brother’s words.! By God’s grace and love I entrusted my life to Jesus.
  12. 12. “He immediately took my life into his saving grasp and began to transform it radically. My destructive addictions were replaced by a hunger and thirst for his Word and for fellowship with Christians. I was able to recognize sin clearly as sin rather than merely make excuses for it as was my previous habit.
  13. 13. “I can still remember the delicious joy I felt when for the first time black was once more black and white was once more white…. Suddenly I was convinced that God’s promises are a reality, that God is a living God, and that he reigns….
  14. 14. “By God’s grace I experienced Jesus as the one whose name is above all names. I was permitted to realize that Jesus is God’s Son, born of a virgin. He is the Messiah and the Son of Man….”!
  15. 15. “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” ~ The Apostle Peter in 1 Peter 5:5
  16. 16. “All things have been handed over me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except by the Father, or who the Father is except by the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him…. Luke 10:22
  17. 17. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Lord show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” ~ The Gospel of John Chapter 14
  18. 18. Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?”! ~ The Gospel of John Chapter 14
  19. 19. Then turning to the disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did Luke 10:23-24 not hear it.”
  20. 20. “…that which we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.” ~ The Apostle John in 1 John 1:3-4
  21. 21. Why does Luke record this account in his historical biography of Jesus? Important Question
  22. 22. Spiritual insight is a gift of God’s sovereign grace to those who humbly welcome Jesus into their lives. Summary
  23. 23. Become like children1
  24. 24. “Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth in Matthew 18
  25. 25. ~ Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662 French Mathematician & Philosopher
  26. 26. ~ Blaise Pascal Year of Grace 1654, Monday November 23…from about half past ten at night to about half an hour after midnight, FIRE. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and scholars.
  27. 27. ~ Blaise Pascal Certainty. Heartfelt joy. God of Jesus Christ. My God and Your God…. Joy, joy, joy, tears of joy. Jesus Christ. May I never be separated from him. !
  28. 28. Cherish your Saviour’s choice2
  29. 29. ”I know nothing, nothing again, that is more humbling for us than this doctrine of election. I have sometimes fallen prostrate before it, when endeavoring to understand it. I have stretched my wings, and eagle-like, I have soared towards the sun. Steady has been my eye, and true my wing, for a season; but, when I came near it, ~ Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
  30. 30. “… and the one thought possessed me—“God hath chosen you from the beginning unto salvation”—I was lost in its luster, I was staggered with the mighty thought; and from the dizzy elevation down came my soul, prostrate and broken, saying, "Lord, I am nothing, I am less than nothing. Why me? Why me?" ~ Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
  31. 31. Christian Lambert Photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiantlambert/11700460465 Andre Helmstettler: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreh/2294854912 flickr images courtesy of: other images: http://hdwallpaperview.com/2014/01/10/madonna-singer-desktop-background/ http://wincorduan.bravejournal.com/entry/110554 Dietmar Temps: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepblue66/4277164694
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