Luke 8:1-3 – “Following after Jesus 101”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, July 16th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 8:1-3


  • Jesus continues to minister in Galilee
  • His disciples and the women are with Him
  • Both… both are faithful followers
  • It is “Following after Jesus 101”

Jesus Proclaiming the Kingdom

The Kingdom of God

  • The rule and reign of God over His creation
  • The redemptive purpose of Christ to reconcile man to God

Proclaiming and Bringing

  • With our mouth
  • With our life

The Disciples Following after Their Savior

The life of a disciple

  • There is a call/invitation to follow Matthew 4:19 (Fishers of men)
  • Lifelong journey of believing, learning, and growing
  • Fueled by our devotion and commitment
    • Who He is and what He has done John 14:6
  • Involves daily taking up the cross
    • Luke 9:23-26; Luke 14:27; Matthew 10:38-42
      • Joy and Purpose
      • Pain and Suffering

The Redeemed Investing in the Work

  • Giving because they had received) supporting
  • Mary Magdalen – Seven demons
  • Joanna – Husband was household manager
  • Susanna
  • They were with Christ every step of the way

Different backgrounds, different issues

  • Yet, each one separated from God because of their sin
  • One Savior.  Same forgiveness
  • Once forgiven… serving

Dedicated their life to serving Christ and His Church

  • There is a difference… from serving and observing
  • Then…  the actual ministry of Christ
  • From Acts forward… the ministry of Christ’s Church


  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
  • Not the leftovers
  • Off the top
  • We are so guilty of giving the Lord what we have left
    • Or call upon Him when we tried but failed
  • WHAT IF… We just lived every second of every day as He is OUR LORD AND SAVIOR

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