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For Wednesday evening services, the Lord has lead me to do a Bible study for practical Bible verses in Luke. Please come back to these Bible lessons in order to review them and learn them. Whenever we have learned the meaning of Bible verses and think about them throughout each day, we will be in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Not only that, but when we are in a situation in our daily lives and are tempted to sin, we can think back to what we have learned from the Bible and say to ourselves, "The Bible says to not do what I am tempted to say, think, do, and/or desire right now, so I am going to refuse to give in to this temptation." This is what Romans 12:2 means, and it says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." This is also the pattern that Jesus used when the devil tempted Him to sin in Matthew 4:1-11.

Chapter 12



My copy and paste feature doesn't keep the words that are supposed to be italicized, so instead of me doing it manually, refer to a Bible to see which words are italicized. ​


Luke 12:49-53

49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? 50But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.


It is very important that someone counts the cost (realizes what they are getting themselves into) before they pray or make a decision to become a Christian. Second Peter 2:21 says, “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” So, someone who doesn't count the cost before they make a decision to get saved is actually making a big mistake. When someone makes a decision to get saved and later quits living the Christian life, other people make remarks such as, "I thought he was supposed to be a Christian; he is already back to his old ways." When this happens, many non-believers do not think very highly of God or Christians in general. This could have been avoided if the person who quit living the Christian life had counted the cost and knew that they was not going to change their mind and go back to their old ways (Luke 9:62) before they prayed or made a decision to trust Jesus’ work on the cross to save them. 


This is important to understand because Matthew 10:34-36 tells us part of what to expect when we become a Christian and  begin to live the Christian lifestyle. (For an example of how to live the Christian lifestyle, see chapter 39 of this online book - When you live this lifestyle, people will persecute you by doing things such as try to ruin the good you were trying to do for God, make fun of you, talk bad about you, treat you unfairly at your job, scream at you, hit you, try to kill you, and put you in prison, etc. (Matthew 5:3–12). Second Timothy 3:12  confirms that true Christians should be mistreated in ways such as those, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."


In Luke 12:51-53 Jesus is saying that these kind of things will happen to Christians, but their families could be the ones who persecute them. If a Christian is being persecuted by their family, they shouldn't let that stop them from following Jesus (living a lifestyle similar to the one explained in chapter 39 of this online book - If they give up living the Christian lifestyle and never return to that lifestyle, they wasn't a Christian in the first place. Matthew 10:22 says, "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." (If you have prayed or made a decision to become a Christian, but you have quit living the Christian lifestyle,

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