Drilling Down to Life Application (Luke 6:39-49)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, October 4, 2021
Part of the Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Luke 6:39–49 (Listen)

39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

43 “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”


Sermon Notes

Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus
Drilling Down to Life Application
Luke 6:39-49

Can you identify deep lessons that guide you?

*Drilling down demands a transparent look at our hearts
And His truths!

"And he also spoke a parable to them: A blind man cannot
Guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?" vs.39

"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not
Notice the long in your own eye?" vs. 41

"Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do what I say?" vs. 41

Four emotional word pictures - Lessons for life:

I. The blind man - vs.39-40
A. Truth opens our eyes to see and avoid tragedy-
B. Allowing Him to equip you will empower your future-

II. The brother - vs.41-42
A. An authentic look at our hearts leads to honesty-
B. Hypocrisy and pride lead to a judgmental spirit-

III. The tree - vs. 43-45
A. Fruitfulness comes from faithfulness-
B. Treasures or tragedies come from the heart-

IV. The builders - vs. 46-49
A. Rock solid anchor - Jesus-Reward to be gained-
B. Listening without obeying - -Jesus - Price to be paid-

Will you drill down?

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