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Luke 14–24: On the Road to Jerusalem (Focus on the Bible | FB)

ISBN: 9781527106420

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This layman’s commentary on the gospel of Luke will encourage you to take a fresh look at what can feel like a very familiar book. Let Dale Ralph Davis to guide you through Luke’s investigation into the man Jesus, who has come to seek and to save the lost. Following on from volume one, this book picks up at the beginning of chapter 14 and includes a number of Jesus’ parables, as well as his crucifixion and resurrection.

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  • Contains chapter-by-chapter commentary
  • Provides accessible and readable exposition
  • Incorporates material useful for preaching, teaching, and both personal and group Bible study

Top Highlights

“The new component in the new covenant is not that it has grace while the former one did not, for the fact is clear that the former covenant was suffused with grace; what is distinct is that the new covenant will not be sabotaged by human sin. Part of the newness of the new covenant consists in the fact that it will overcome and defeat the failure and fickleness of God’s people. This is the covenant that wins the victory over sinful human inability.” (Page 166)

“But I cannot free myself from thinking it is a very serious (though it speaks of joy) Christological claim. Jesus sounds like He is imparting revelation: ‘I say to you.’ And think of the content. How does Jesus know what He tells us? How does He know there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, etc.? How does He know that that math and those numbers are accurate? Does it not lead us to ponder the person of Jesus? Who could possibly know this except ‘the one who came down from heaven’ (John 3:13; cf. 6:38, 41–42) and who is therefore ‘in the know’?5 Perhaps statements like verses 7 and 10 do not impress us at first but in them Jesus is assuming matters like pre-existence and deity. How would we ever know angels throw parties when a sinner repents unless Jesus told us so?” (Pages 32–33)

“Perhaps then you should pause before repeating the apostles’ request. A request for increased faith could be unfaithful. What makes all the difference is the object of faith, not the quantity of faith. For faith by definition clings to God, casts itself upon God’s power, rests in God’s strength, relies upon God’s adequacy. There may be a danger in this passion for more or greater faith. We must not make an idol out of our faith. Our help is not in our faith or in the ‘amount’ of our faith but in the Lord to whom faith clings. Otherwise, we might say, ‘Ah, I will be able to handle this, for I have great faith.’ And so your great faith makes God unnecessary.” (Pages 59–60)

… practical, scholarly, whimsical, logical, shrewd, humorous, insightful, creative, thoughtful, gripping. But best of all it is true to the text and intent of Luke’s Gospel and its focal point, Jesus Christ. Davis wonderfully combines a scholar’s skills and wisdom with a storyteller’s knack and a pastoral heart.

—Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

… Davis’s exposition of Luke is so winsome, wise, and illuminating that I found it hard to put down. His pastoral application with stories and illustrations is nothing short of brilliant. Read the exposition, meditate and pray on what you read, and encounter Jesus Christ.

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Brimming with insightful exegesis, theological depth, vivid illustration and pastoral application, these two volumes are vintage Dale Ralph Davis. Whether you use them in personal devotion, or a small group, or as a preacher seeking to teach your congregation, this engaging journey through Luke’s gospel will be a very useful and edifying guide.

—Reuben Hunter, Pastor, Trinity West Church, London

  • Title: Luke: On the Road to Jerusalem
  • Author: Dale Ralph Davis
  • Series: Focus on the Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Christian Focus
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 255
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Luke 14-24 › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781527106420, 152710642, 152710642X
  • Resource ID: LLS:FOBC63LU2
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-05T16:53:17Z

Dale Ralph Davis is a minister in residence at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, he was a professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is the author of numerous commentaries, including those on Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings.


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