Learn from Two Famous Parables
TGC's 2013 national conference focuses on the mission of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Debates rage over whether Jesus and Paul preached the same gospel or if Jesus even preached the gospel as evangelicals understand it today. Far from mere academic exercise, how you reconcile these debates will determine how you preach, teach, and disciple. We can't go wrong following the example of Jesus, the greatest teacher of all time.
As we prepare for the five-day event in Orlando, check out these two recent talks from Don Carson on a couple of the most famous parables in the Gospel of Luke. There are a few really fascinating parts in Carson's talks. On the Good Samaritan, Carson highlights how Jesus' method of asking questions in order to answer antagonistic questions is highly effect for evangelism and discussions with skeptics. He suggests Randy Newman's Questioning Evangelism as a helpful resource on that topic. In his talk on the Rich Man and Lazarus, Carson exposes how some of our efforts in humility can be as crass as the Pharisees' blatant self-righteousness in Luke 18. Truly the heart is deceitful above all things, even towards itself. Carson will be addressing Jesus' Resolve to Head Toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:18-62) at the national conference.