July 20, 2019 | The Gospels Speak to Everyone: Luke (REBROADCAST)

This program is a rebroadcast from October 22, 2016.

The Gospel of Luke

In the past couple weeks, we’ve seen Matthew’s Gospel preached to the Jewish people and Mark’s Gospel written to the Romans. Now we take a look at Luke, the third Gospel.

Luke was a Gentile. He wrote his Gospel at a time of severe racial tension. Many Gentile believers felt out of place in Christianity. But Luke’s Gospel assured his Gentile readers that they were a special part of God’s plan for redemption. Salvation isn’t offered only to some – it’s God’s free gift to the entire world! Through Jesus’ sacrifice, God had ended the division between Jewish people and Gentiles. 

This Gospel was a powerful tool for unity in the body of Christ. As Paul would later echo in Romans and Galatians, there is no distinction between Jewish and Gentile believers. May this truth give you joy as a child of God today!

If you missed Part One or Two of our series, click the links below to catch up.
Part One: Listen Here.
Part Two: Listen Here.

The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel

by Dr. Victor Buksbazen

We are in the middle of the fall Jewish holiday season and what better book to pair with what Chris is teaching in our series on the gospels than The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel. Learn how the ancient feasts interact with and illuminate the teachings of Jesus, the writings of the New Testament, and the message of the gospel. The author, former executive director of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Dr. Victor Buksbazen was a brilliant scholar who easily communicated his intimate understanding of the Holy Scriptures, Judaic studies, and the original languages of the biblical text.


Simchat Torah

God’s Word is a gift worth celebrating! The Jewish people recognize this fact each fall as they celebrate Simchat Torah. This special feast includes exactly what its name means: “rejoicing in the law.” Jewish communities gather to dance, sing, and praise the Lord during this joyful time. Christians can learn a lot from this display. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself, and it should be our joy to learn about Him through His Word!

If you want to learn more about Simchat Torah or other Jewish feasts you can purchase The Feasts of Israel by Bruce Scott here.

Apples of Gold: We Have the Same Redeemer

It’s heartbreaking to know that your loved ones reject Jesus. It gets even harder when they reject you for loving Him. That’s the heartache that Zvi dealt with as his uncle and aunt rejected him, showed him hostility, and threatened to have him arrested after he was saved. But God wasn’t finished with them. Hear how He brought about the reunion between Zvi and his family that he had been waiting 20 years for.

There are more stories like this from Zvi Kalisher! Purchase The Best of Zvi from our online store.

For more on the life of Zvi Kalisher, visit our online store to find his biography, Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph Over the Holocaust.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Also heard on this week’s show:
»Jesus Paid it all (Jeremy Strong)
»Just a Blip (Andy G. Cohen)

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