The Man with Dropsy – Luke 14:1-6
As Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, they watched him.
There was a certain man before him who had the dropsy.
Jesus (to the lawyers and Pharisees): Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
They held their peace.
Jesus took the man, healed him, and let him go.
Jesus: Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?
They could not give an answer to these things.
Humility – Luke 14:7-11
When Jesus noticed how some chose out the chief rooms, he put forth a parable to those who were bidden to the meal.
When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, do not sit down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you be bidden of him; And he, who bade you both, comes and says to you, Give this man your place. With shame you begin to take the lowest room.
But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then you shall have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with you.
For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.
A Feast for the Poor – Luke 14:12-14
Jesus (to him that bade him): When you make a dinner or a supper, don’t call your friends, nor your brethren, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also bid you again, and a recompence be made to you.
But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
The Great Supper – Luke 14:15-24
One of them that sat at meat with him (who heard these things): Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Jesus: A certain man made a great supper, and bade many. He sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse.
The first: I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it: I pray you have me excused.
Another: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray you have me excused.
Another: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and told his lord these things.
The master of the house (angry): Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
The servant: Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.
The lord: Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you, That none of those men who were bidden shall taste of my supper.
Forsake All – Luke 14:25-35
There went great multitudes with Jesus.
Jesus: If any man comes to me, and hates not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first, and count the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? Lest it happens that after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first, and consult whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desires conditions of peace.
So likewise, whoever of you forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Also found in Matthew 5:13 and Mark 9:50)
Matthew 5:13 begins the statement with a special phrase: You are the salt of the earth.