SATURDAY- 25th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME –A
Gospel: Luke 9:43-45: The Son of Man is going to be handed over. They were afraid to ask him about what he had said.
I Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8: Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the dust returns to the earth, and the breath to God.
The Second Prediction of Death: A Rebuke of Present Generation, 9:37-45
Jesus was rebuking his generation because of their unbelief and a perverse heart.
1. The next day after the transfiguration (v.37-40)
2. Rebuke 1: Ubelief and a perverse heart (v.40)
3. Rebuke 2: A lack of God’s power (v.42-43)
a. Jesus rebuked the disciples’ lack of power by his own act of healing
b. The people were amazed
4. Rebuke 3: A slowness/dullness to grasp the Messiah’s death (v.44-45)
Thought: Powerlessness is inexcusable. Why? Because Christ has revealed how the believer can possess the power and strength of God (Mt 17:20; Jn 3:27; 5:15; 2Cor 3:5; Acts 1:8; Rom 8:1-17).