Crawford Loritts worked through Luke 8, finding several common themes and culling many helpful lessons.
In Luke 8, we have three very distinct and disparate stories. There is the demoniac, the hemorrhaging woman, and Jairus’s daughter. Despite the differences, Loritts outlines three common themes.
- Every person had no control over his/her affliction.
- Every person was out of options.
- Every person encountered Jesus.
From the stories and these observations, Loritts suggests four lessons.
- Our faith will only grow in proportion to our desperation.
- Inadequacy and suffering are our friends because they keep us tied to God.
- Jesus wants to speak life into our dead circumstances.
- There is no person or circumstance that is beyond the read of our Savior.
Surely God is good, and He is strong!
Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of posts summarizing The Gospel Coalition Conference 2013 plenary sessions. I hope my shorthand will prove helpful to you.