September, 2019


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – YOU CAN’T BEND THE RULES

YOU CAN’T BEND THE RULES “For the third test the devil took Him to Jerusalem and put Him on top of the Temple. He said, “If you are God’s Son, jump. It’s written, isn’t it, that “He has placed you in the care of angels to protect you; they will catch you; you won’t so much as stub your toe …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – IT WAS ALL LIES!

IT WAS ALL LIES! “For the second test he led Him up and spread out all the kingdoms of the earth on display at once. Then the devil said, ‘They’re yours in all their splendour to serve your pleasure. I’m in charge of them all and can turn them over to whomever I wish. Worship me and they’re yours, the …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – DADDY DIDN’T TELL ME TO DO IT!

DADDY DIDN’T TELL ME TO DO IT! “The devil, playing on His hunger, gave the first test: ‘Since you are God’s Son, command this stone to turn into a loaf of bread’. Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: ‘It takes more than bread to really live.’” Luke 4:3-4. What sort of test was this? There are layers upon layers of significance …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – UNTESTED!

CHAPTER FOUR UNTESTED! “When Jesus entered public life He was about thirty years old, the son (in public perception) of Joseph…son of Adam, son of God.” “Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wild. For forty wilderness days He was tested by the devil. He ate nothing during those …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – THE FATHER’S BLESSING

THE FATHER’S BLESSING “There was a lot more of this – words that gave strength to the people, words that put heart into them. The Message! But Herod, the ruler, stung by John’s rebuke in the matter of Herodius, his brother, Philip’s wife, capped his long string of evil deeds with this outrage: He put John in jail. “After all …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – THE INSIDE STORY

THE INSIDE STORY “The interest of the people by now was building. They were all beginning to wonder, ‘Could this John be the Messiah?’ But John intervened: ‘I’m baptising you here in the river. The main character in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will ignite the kingdom life, a fire, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE- NOTHING NEW

NOTHING NEW “The crowd asked him, ‘Then what are we supposed to do?’ “‘If you have two coats, give one away.’ he said. ’Do the same with your food,’ Tax men also came to be baptised and said, ‘Teacher, what should we do?’ “He told them, ‘No more extortion – collect only what is required by law.’ “Soldiers asked him, …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – ISRAEL’S “BILLY GRAHAM”

ISRAEL’S “BILLY GRAHAM” “When crowds of people came out for baptism because it was the popular thing to do, John exploded: ‘Brood of snakes! What do you think you’re doing slithering down here to the river? Do you think a little water on your snakeskin is going to deflect God’s judgment? It’s your life that must change, not your skin. …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – THUNDER IN THE DESERT!

CHAPTER THREE THUNDER IN THE DESERT! “In the fifteenth year of the rule of Caesar Tiberius – it was while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea; Herod, ruler of Galilee; his brother Philip, ruler of Ituraea and Trachonitis; Lysania, ruler of Abilene; during the Chief-Priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, John, Zachariah’s son, out in the desert at the time, received …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE= A STRANGE PLACE TO BE LOST!

A STRANGE PLACE TO BE LOST! “The next day they found Him in the Temple seated among the teachers, listening to them and asking questions. The teachers were all quite taken with Him, impressed with the sharpness of His answers. But His parents were not impressed; they were upset and hurt. “His mother said, ‘Young man, why have you done …Continue reading →