Luke 12: Interpreting the "Age of Man"

Luke 12: Interpreting the "Age of Man"

“The Opening of the Sixth Seal” by Francis Danby (1793-1861)

“The Opening of the Sixth Seal” by Francis Danby (1793-1861)

Thousands of people gathered that day. Luke tells about one of the occasions Jesus taught and the exasperation he expresses toward humanity’s expertise in observing weather and earth’s activity but failure to recognize the importance of this particular time in history.

In Luke 12:56, Jesus says, “You hypocrites! You can understand the weather, but you don’t recognize the importance of this time in history.”

The Greta Van Fleet song, “Age of Man” speaks to the ancient human question about how we find our way. Every age is seeking answers, direction, next steps for life. Important for people who claim to be leaders is the ability to understand signs of the times and take good next steps and help others take their own good steps.

Skills for finding our way in a chaotic world

1. Face your fears

The first thing Jesus talks about in Luke 12 is fear, that’s where I believe we must begin. Every powerful story is about people facing fears and trying to overcome them. That’s why we love these stories, because we’re learning how to overcome our own fears on our journeys. v. 5

2. Learn your worth

Sparrows, v. 6

3. Find source of power

vs. 8-12

4. Lighten your load

vs. 13-21 — selfishness

vs. 22-31 — worry

vs. 32-34 — where treasure is, there you’ll find your heart

5. Learn to fight

vs. 49-53 — division not peace

6. Watchfulness

vs. 35-48, 54-59 — watchful, learning to interpret times


Greg Taylor is preaching minister of The Journey: A New Generation Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Greg Taylor is preaching minister of The Journey: A New Generation Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Greg Taylor, M.Div.

Greg Taylor is the preacher for The Journey. He holds degrees in Print Journalism from Harding University and a Master of Divinity from Harding School of Theology. Greg is working on his Doctor of Ministry at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where The Journey is located. Greg is married to Jill, who is a math teacher at Broken Arrow High School. They have three adult children, Ashley, Anna, and Jacob, and of course they are very proud of each of what God has done in each one of their lives. Greg is author of several books you can order from your favorite bookseller.

 
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