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June 28, Luke 5:17-26 A religious conference
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      1 comments

Typically in this section the attention is on the men who take apart the roof for their friend, but let's look at things differently. Who is in attendance? Verse 17 says it was the religious teachers from all around the country, from every villa... Read more
June 27, Luke 5:1-16 What do you want from God?
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      1 comments

We all want something, from God and from people around us. In the first section there was a crowd listening to Jesus teach, I suppose that if it were important what the subject was then it would be included. Later He tells Peter to go out for a ... Read more
June 26, Luke 4:31-44 A time for preaching and a time for healing
Monday, June 26, 2017      0 comments

In the beginning of this chapter Jesus was teaching in the synagogues, here at the end He's healing all manner of sickness at Peter's house. I don't profess to know why God does what He does. I suppose that it was important for the people to be ... Read more
June 25, Luke 4:16-30 It's good news, not religion
Sunday, June 25, 2017      2 comments

Jesus reads from the prophet Isaiah, that He is anointed to preach good news. The reality is that anyone who preaches the gospel message could read this passage and say that it's fulfilled. Here is the good news, this world we live on is broken ... Read more
June 24, Luke 4:1-12 Prove it!
Saturday, June 24, 2017      1 comments

Think about that simple statement. How often do we either hear it or say it, and what is the motivation? Typically you'll hear this after someone makes a claim that they are or can do something. And from where does the motivation come to seek pr... Read more
June 23, Luke 3:1-22 The gospel according to John the baptist
Friday, June 23, 2017      1 comments

John is a character in the scriptures that I really would like to have actually seen. I picture him a bit wild looking, he wears a leather girdle, no shirt, he's hairy all over with long hair and beard. His voice is graveled from years of preach... Read more
June 22, Luke 2:22-38 Jesus' first temple visit
Thursday, June 22, 2017      0 comments

According to The Law, the mother and new born child must make an offering 40 days after birth. Some would argue that neither Mary or Jesus need to be purified but it was still The Law and Jesus was here to complete all of The Law. That they boug... Read more
June 21, Luke 2:8-21 And what were you boys doing in the field?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      0 comments

We've heard this story many times too, the shepherds were keeping their flocks and a host of angels came to them. Just think about this for a moment, the nature of man has not changed in the thousands of years. At that time there hasn't been a p... Read more
June 20, Luke 2:1-7 God moves people
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      0 comments

It seems odd to look at the Christmas story in June but we might actually be closer to the time line. It's amazing how God can move the right people at the right time to where He wants them. Or move the mind of kings to make people move. The sto... Read more
June 19, Luke 1:57-80 Zechariah preaches Jesus!
Monday, June 19, 2017      1 comments

Zechariah hasn't said a single word for 9 months. I wonder at the mechanics behind this. Did God remove his vocal cords? Certainly his mouth needed to work in order to eat but he couldn't even whisper. I suppose that really doesn't matter but th... Read more
June 18, Luke 1:39-56 Elizabeth knows, but how? And Mary sings
Sunday, June 18, 2017      1 comments

We the readers know that Mary is pregnant, or at least soon will be but how does Elizabeth know? The text says that she was filled with the Holy Spirit, perhaps He revealed this. But what about the people around them, didn't this greeting seem s... Read more
June 17, Luke 1:26-38 An angel speaks to Mary
Saturday, June 17, 2017      0 comments

It doesn't matter if you're a Christian or not, this section should be familiar to everyone. An angel came and told the virgin Mary that she would have a son. When I read Luke's description I can't help but have a lot of questions. Where was Mar... Read more
June 16, Luke 1:5-24 A funny thing happened at the altar today
Friday, June 16, 2017      2 comments

I love this section, it shows God's sense of humor. Zechariah is ministering in the temple, he would be in the holy place, the area reserved for priests but not in the most holy place where the ark should have been (the ark was lost to Babylon ... Read more
June 15, Luke 1:1-4 Biographies of Jesus
Thursday, June 15, 2017      1 comments

I've decided to look at the gospel of Luke for a while and maybe go a bit deeper than last time. Here in the first section there are some things which I find intriguing. Luke notes that the reason for his writing is because 'many' others have wr... Read more
June 14, Obadiah. Nations, and men, rise and fall by God's choosing
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      0 comments

Obadiah is an obscure prophet, no-one knows where he came from. He lived and prophesied around the time that Nebuchadnezzar captured Judah. His prophecy is primarily against Edom, who were the descendants of Esau. They did what nearly all nation... Read more

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