October, 2019


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – TRY THIS

TRY THIS “‘How can I account for the people of this generation? They’re like spoiled children complaining to their parents, ‘We wanted to skip rope and you were always too tired; we wanted to talk but you were always too busy.’ John the Baptiser came fasting and you called him crazy. The Son of Man came feasting and you called …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – GREATER THAN JOHN

GREATER THAN JOHN “‘Let me lay it out for you as plainly as I can: No one in history surpasses John the Baptiser, but in the kingdom he prepared for you, the lowliest person is ahead of him. The ordinary and disreputable people who heard John, by being baptised by him into the kingdom, are the clearest evidence; the Pharisees …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – HE UNDERSTOOD

HE UNDERSTOOD “After John’s messengers left to make their report, Jesus said more about John to the crowd of people. ’What did you expect when you went out to see him in the wild? A weekend camper? Hardly. What then? A sheik in silk pyjamas? Not in the wilderness, not by a long shot. What then? A messenger from God? …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – YES OR NO?

YES OR NO? “John’s disciples reported back to him the news of all these events taking place. He sent two of them to the Master to ask the question, ‘Are you the One we’re expecting or are we still waiting?’ The men showed up before Jesus and said, ‘John the Baptist sent us to ask you, “Are you the one …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – FROM GRIEF TO JOY

FROM GRIEF TO JOY “Not long after that Jesus went to the village Nain, His disciples were with Him along with quite a large crowd. As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession – a woman’s only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, His heart broke. …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – HE UNDERSTOOD FAITH

HE UNDERSTOOD FAITH “Jesus went with them. When He was still quite far from the house, the captain sent friends to tell Him, ‘Master, you don’t have to go to all this trouble. I’m not that good a person, you know. I’d be embarrassed for you to come to my house, even embarrassed to come to you in person. Just …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – JESUS IS JESUS!

CHAPTER SEVEN JESUS IS JESUS! “When He finished speaking to the people, He entered Capernaum. A Roman captain there had a servant who was on his deathbed. He prized him highly and didn’t want to lose him. When he heard Jesus was back, he sent leaders from the Jewish community asking Him to come and heal his servant. They came …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – BEDROCK OR SAND?

BEDROCK OR SAND? “‘Why are you so polite with me, always saying, ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘That’s right, sir,’ but never doing a thing I tell you? These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on. “‘If you work these …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – A MIRROR IN OUR MOUTHS!

A MIRROR IN OUR MOUTHS! “You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, or good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – WHO GETS THE WASHCLOTH?

WHO GETS THE WASHCLOTH? “He quoted a proverb: ‘Can a blind man guide a blind man?’ Wouldn’t they both end up in a ditch? An apprentice doesn’t lecture the master. The point is to be careful who you follow as your teacher. “It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbour’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on …Continue reading →