December, 2019


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – JESUS MISUNDERSTOOD

JESUS MISUNDERSTOOD “Someone out of the crowd said, ‘Order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance.’ He replied, ‘What makes you think it’s any of my business to be a judge or mediator for you?’ Luke 12:13, 14. This is a typical misunderstanding about the way God works in human lives. Because we know He …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – GOD’S UNDERGROUND

GOD’S UNDERGROUND “‘When they drag you into their meeting places, or into police courts or before judges, don’t worry about defending yourselves – what you’ll say or how you’ll say it. The right words will be there. The Holy Spirit will give you the right words when the time comes.”’ Luke 12:11-12. No matter how good an earthly father we …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – DON’T BAD-MOUTH GOD

DON’T BAD-MOUTH GOD “‘If you bad-mouth the Son of Man out of misunderstanding or ignorance, that can be overlooked. But if you’re knowingly attacking God Himself, taking aim at the Holy Spirit, that won’t be overlooked.’” Luke 12:10. So-called ‘blasphemy’ against the Holy Spirit is called the unpardonable sin. There are believers who are concerned about whether or not they …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – SAVE YOUR SKIN – LOSE YOUR LIFE

SAVE YOUR SKIN – LOSE YOUR LIFE “‘Stand up for me among the people you meet and the Son of Man will stand up for you before all God’s angels. But if you pretend you don’t know me, do you think I’ll defend you before God’s angels?’”  Luke 12:8, 9. What was Jesus getting at? Does He need people to …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – WHAT ARE YOU WORTH TO GOD?

WHAT ARE YOU WORTH TO GOD? “‘What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail – even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – DON’T BE AFRAID OF RELIGIOUS BULLIES

DON’T BE AFRAID OF RELIGIOUS BULLIES “‘I’m speaking to you as dear friends. Don’t be bluffed into silence or insincerity by religious bullies. True, they can kill you but then what can they do? There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life – body and soul – …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – PHARISEE PHONINESS

CHAPTER TWELVE PHARISEE PHONINESS “By this time the crowd, unwieldy and stepping on each other’s toes, numbered into thousands. But Jesus’ primary concern was His disciples. He said to them, “Watch yourselves carefully so that you don’t get contaminated with the Pharisees’ yeast, Pharisee phoniness. You can’t keep yourself hidden forever; before long you’ll be exposed. You can’t hide behind …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – THEY TOOK THE KEY

THEY TOOK THE KEY “‘You’re hopeless, you religion scholars! You took the key to knowledge, but instead of unlocking doors, you locked them. You won’t go in yourself, and won’t let anyone else in either.’ “As soon as Jesus left the table, the religion scholars and Pharisees went into a rage. They went over and over everything He said, plotting …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE- MONUMENTS TO MURDERERS

MONUMENTS TO MURDERERS “You’re hopeless! You build tombs for the prophets your ancestors killed. The tombs you build are monuments to your murdering ancestors more than to the murdered prophets. That accounts for God’s Wisdom saying, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, but they’ll kill them and run them off.’ What it means is that every drop of righteous …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – THE TRUTH HURTS!

THE TRUTH HURTS! “One of the religion scholars spoke up, ‘Teacher, do you realise that in saying these things you’re insulting us?’ He said, ‘Yes, and I can be even more explicit. You’re hopeless, you religion scholars! You load people down with rules and regulations, nearly breaking their backs, but never ever lifting a finger to help them.’” Luke 11:45-46 …Continue reading →