Gospel | Luke 20:27-38 (with Nick Locke)


November 17th, 2023

8 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Opening Song:
Jesus My King by Ben Fielding, Brandon Lake, Brian Johnson, Jason Ingram, and Jenn Johnson

Son of God
Carried the cross of redemption
Crown of thorns
Placed on the head of perfection

Jesus gloria
Jesus my King

Nail-pierced hands
Scars that remind me of mercy
Arms out wide
Welcoming all who are guilty
Into the light of Your glory

(And) how great the heart of the Father
How great the mercy of God
How great the price that He paid for love

Oh the price that He paid for love

There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man[a] must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.”

34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons[b] of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.”

Musical Reflection:
Harp Meditation No. 3 by Gretchen Kirby

Reflection Notes:
This harp reflection features rich, full chords with a strong melody. The tension between major and minor chords reflects the challenges and triumphs of daily life.

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that bringing forth in abundance the fruit of good works, they may be abundantly rewarded when our Savior Jesus Christ comes to restore all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.