Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 6 Study # 1
April 25, 2010
Lincolnton, NC

<610> Thesis: Luke's "next day" thesis deliberately contrasts his records of "great faith in a great identity" and "a great failure of faith in spite of Jesus' identity". Introduction: Having seen the divine presentation of Jesus as the King of the Eternal Kingdom of the one and only true God in Luke 9:28-36, we now come to Luke's next record of the King's activity. The first fact with which Luke confronts us in this new record is that on "the next day" Jesus is faced with a major failure by The Nine. Because Luke is the only writer of the New Testament to use the word translated "next" and because he, himself, only used it in this Gospel twice, we are summoned to a degree of caution in our approach to what he tells us "next".