Luke 17

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THE GLUE HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER: Remember that Luke likes to stitch teachings Jesus gave in different places in ways they fit together logically. The main point of ch. 17 comes right in the middle, or as it's put in v21, right in your midst. That's where you'll find the Kingdom of God. We often like to support projects and ministries that seek to 'build up the Kingdom' by rehabilitating broken communities or bringing the light of Christ to different spheres of society, and it's not that that's an entirely wrong way to understand building the Kingdom, it's not how Jesus describes it. Rather the Kingdom is being built up in you. The best way to build God's Kingdom then is to build up your faith and knowledge of Him, which is what this chapter is all about.