The Son of Man Has Come

Jesus as later attested to in Acts 10:36-38 “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil”. He has departed Capernaum after healing the Centurion’s servant and came to Nain where a funeral procession was under way. Jesus stopped them, and told the young man to “get up” and he did. John is in prison now and sends his disciples to ask, “Are you the one?” Jesus responds my citing the miracles that are occurring. The people know that this can only be through the power of God. God the Father put His stamp of approval on Jesus when John Baptised Him and now is confirming who Jesus is with miraculous signs following. 

Young Man, I Say to You, Get Up!

Luke 7:11–17
Jesus had healed people that were following him in Luke 6 and then spoke to his disciples and followers in the sermon on the plain. His intent was to go from city to city with the gospel of the kingdom. He had healed the Centurion’s servant in Capernaum and was on the road to the next city, Nain. But here, he finds the widow woman’s son is dead. She has lost her husband and now her son. The people of the city are helping as best they can, bearing her grief as they walk with her, bearing her son to be buried. Jesus stopped the procession and in Luke 7:14 says, “Young Man, I Say to You, Get Up!” and the young man does. And in

Luke 7:16-17 And fear seized them all, and they began to glorify God, saying, “A great prophet has appeared among us!” and “God has visited to help his people!”
17 And this report about him went out in the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.


The Blind Receive Sight, The Lame Walk, The Deaf Hear; Dead are Raised

Luke 7:18–26
John the Baptist has history with Jesus. He was conceived six months earlier and Mary, the mother of Jesus stayed with Elizabeth, the mother of John the last three months before John was born. But Joseph and May had taken Jesus to Egypt for his safety from Herod and when they returned they took residence in Nazareth. This was some time before Jesus was twelve years old because we read about Jesus staying behind after the went to Jerusalem for the feast. Well, the point here is that it seems the lives of John and Jesus had taken different directions.

John led a strict lifestyle like that of the Essenes and in the end lived in the wilderness eating locust and wild honey and “the consensus hypothesis holds that “John the Baptist may well have had some contact with the Qumran community and the Essenes … but if this was the case, he subsequently distanced himself from them” (Vanderkam and Flint, 332).1

John recognized Jesus as the one when he baptised him yet now has questions. Jesus answers by sending this message in Luke 7:22, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear; the dead are raised, the poor have good news announced to them. 23 And whoever is not offended by me is blessed.”

The Son of Man Has Come

Luke 7:27–35
Jesus then “began to speak to the crowds concerning John” in Luke 7:24-30 because John had an important message. Repent and be baptised and “his purpose was to awaken the Jewish people to the reality of the coming Messiah. John’s baptism was a “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4 ESV)2 And, Luke 7:27 is “A quotation of the prophecy of Mal 3:1 (see Matt 3:3 … )”3 

I Am Sending My Messenger

Matthew 11:10–19
This is the same account as that given in Luke 27-35. Here, Jesus makes this statement in Matthew 11:12-14″ the kingdom of heaven is treated violently, and the violent claim it. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, the one who is going to come”.

There are several proposed meanings for Matthew 11:12b. I prefer this, that “both statements are negative and reflect persecution inflicted by the kingdom’s opponents. God’s enemies will oppress His followers and not be judged until a future time of divine vindication”4 because I believe this is also in line with the future judgement found in Revelation. This understanding that “the kingdom of heaven is treated violently” matters because there are many that expected the Messiah would come and set his people free then and there. That was not God’s plan. His plan is for us to stand as is described in Ephesians 6:10-20.

Anointing With Perfumed Oil

Luke 7:36–40

Your Sins are Forgiven

Luke 7:41–50

And Many Others Who Were Helping to Support Them From Their Possessions

Luke 8:1–3

Study Verses

Today’s Reading

  • Luke 7:11-50
  • Luke 8:1-3
  • Matthew 11:1-19

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  • 1. Meyer, A. R. (2016). John the Baptist. In J. D. Barry, D. Bomar, D. R. Brown, R. Klippenstein, D. Mangum, C. Sinclair Wolcott, … W. Widder (Eds.), The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
  • 2. Espinoza, B. (2016). Baptism. In J. D. Barry, D. Bomar, D. R. Brown, R. Klippenstein, D. Mangum, C. Sinclair Wolcott, … W. Widder (Eds.), The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
  • 3. Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Lk 7:27). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
  • 4. Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Mt 11:12). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.