February, 2020


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – DON’T GET BETWEEN THEM AND ME

DON’T GET BETWEEN THEM AND ME “People brought babies to Jesus, hoping He might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. ‘Let these children alone. Don’t get between them and me. These children are the kingdom’s pride and joy. Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – COMPLACENT OR REPENTANT?

COMPLACENT OR REPENTANT? “He told His next story to those who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people. ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: ‘O God, I thank you that I …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – PERSISTENT FAITH

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN PERSISTENT FAITH “Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray constantly and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him. ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me.’ ….After this …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – ONE TAKEN, THE OTHER LEFT

ONE TAKEN, THE OTHER LEFT “‘On that Day, two men will be in the same boat fishing – one taken, the other left. Two women will be working in the same kitchen – one taken, the other left. “Trying to take this all in, the disciples said, ‘Master, where?’ “He told them, ‘Watch for the circling of the vultures. They’ll …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – DON’T LOOK BACK

DON’T LOOK BACK “‘When the Day arrives and you’re out working in the yard, don’t run into the house to get anything. And if you’re out in the field, don’t go back and get your coat. Remember what happened to Lot’s wife! If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – JUST AS IN THE TIME OF NOAH

JUST AS IN THE TIME OF NOAH “‘The time of the Son of Man will be just like the time of Noah – everyone carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ship. They suspected nothing until the flood hit and swept everything away. “It was the same in the time of …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – HE SIMPLY COMES

HE SIMPLY COMES “He went on to say to His disciples, ‘The days are coming when you are going to be desperately homesick for just one glimpse of one of the days of the Son of Man, and you won’t see a thing. And they’ll say to you, ‘Look over there!’ or ‘Look here!’ Don’t fall for any of that …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – GOD’S KINGDOM IS AMONG YOU

GOD’S KINGDOM IS AMONG YOU “Jesus, grilled by the Pharisees on when the kingdom of God would come, answered, ‘The kingdom of God doesn’t come by counting the days on the calendar. Nor when someone says, ‘Look here!’ or ‘There it is!’ And why? Because God’s kingdom is already among you.’” Luke 17:20, 21 (The Message). The Pharisees just didn’t …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – IT PAYS TO BE GRATEFUL

IT PAYS TO BE GRATEFUL “It happened that as He made His way toward Jerusalem, He crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee. As He entered a village, ten men, all lepers, met Him. They…raised their voices, calling out, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.’ “Taking a good look at them He said, ‘Go show yourselves to the priests.’ …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – HOW MUCH FAITH DO YOU NEED?

HOW MUCH FAITH DO YOU NEED? “The apostles came up and said to the Master, ‘Give us more faith.’ But the Master said, ‘You don’t need more faith. There is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ in faith. If you have a bare kernel of faith, say the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, ‘Go jump …Continue reading →