Luke 6:41-49

Jesus decries hypocrisy with the illustration of the speck in our brother’s eye versus the plank in our own.
He goes on to say that a tree is known by its fruit – a bad tree can’t produce good fruit and vice versa.
The passage concludes with the parable of the man who built his house on sand versus the one who built on the rock.

Luke 6:38-40

Jesus makes a brief statement about rewards to those who give generously. We explore how this teaching has been abused by those who wish only to “fleece the flock.” We also explore Jesus’ admonition against ostentatious giving – “don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”

Luke 6:31-37

Jesus teaches the Golden Rule. He teaches that we are to love our enemies and to show mercy just as we also have been shown mercy.
We conclude with a discussion of how Jesus’ admonition to “Judge not…” has been misunderstood and abused.