April, 2020


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – FORGIVEN!

FORGIVEN! “Two others, both criminals, were taken along with him for execution. “When they got to the place called Skull Hill, they crucified Him, along with the criminals, one on His right, the other on His left. “Jesus prayed, ‘Father, forgive them. They do not know what they are doing.’ “Dividing up His clothes, they drew dice for them. The …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – CRY FOR YOURSELVES

CRY FOR YOURSELVES “As they led Him off, they made Simon, a man from Cyrene, who happened to be coming in from the countryside, carry the cross behind Him. A huge crowd of people followed along with women weeping and carrying on. At one point Jesus turned to the women and said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t cry for me. Cry …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – PILATE CAVED IN

PILATE CAVED IN “Pilate still wanted to let Jesus go, and so spoke out again. “But they kept shouting back, ‘Crucify! Crucify Him.’ “He tried a third time. ”But for what crime?’ I’ve found nothing in Him deserving death.’ I’m going to warn Him to watch His step and let Him go.’ “But they kept at it, a shouting mob, …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – THE BATTLE IS ON!

THE BATTLE IS ON! “Then Pilate called in the high priests, rulers and the others and said, ‘You brought this man to me as a disturber of the peace. I examined him in front of all of you and found there was nothing in your charge. And neither did Herod, for he has sent Him back here with a clean …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – PARTNERS IN CRIME

PARTNERS IN CRIME “Herod was delighted when Jesus showed up. He had wanted for a long time to see Him; he’d heard so much about Him. He hoped to see Him do something spectacular. He peppered Him with questions. Jesus didn’t answer — not one word. But the high priests and religion scholars were there, saying their piece, strident and …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – PASSING THE BUCK

PASSING THE BUCK “But they were vehement.’ He is stirring up unrest among the people with His teaching, disturbing the peace everywhere, starting in Galilee and now all through Judea. He is a dangerous man, endangering the peace.’ “When Pilate heard that, he asked, ‘So, He’s a Galilean?’ Realising that He properly came under Herod’s jurisdiction, he passed the buck …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – CONSIDER YOUR VERDICT

CHAPTER TWENTY THREE CONSIDER YOUR VERDICT “Then they all took Jesus to Pilate and began to bring up charges against Him. ‘We found this man undermining our law and order, forbidding taxes to be paid to Caesar, setting Himself up as Messiah-king.’ “Pilate asked Him, ‘Is this true that you’re ‘King of the Jews’?’ “‘These are your words, not mine,’ …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – WHO WAS ON TRIAL?

WHO WAS ON TRIAL? “When it was morning, the religious leaders of the people and the high priests and scholars all got together and brought Him before their High Council. They said, ‘Are you the Messiah?’ “He answered, ‘If I said yes, you wouldn’t believe me. If I asked you what you meant by your question, you wouldn’t answer me. …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OFLUKE – HUMANITY ON DISPLAY

HUMANITY ON DISPLAY “The men in charge of Jesus began poking fun at Him, slapping Him around. They put a blindfold on Him and taunted, ‘Who hit you that time?’ They were having a grand time with Him.” Luke 22:63-65. The arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus put humanity on display like no other event in history. For a few …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE- THE ROOSTER PULLED THE TRIGGER

THE ROOSTER PULLED THE TRIGGER “Arresting Jesus, they marched Him off and took Him into the house of the Chief Priest. Peter followed, but at a safe distance. In the middle of the courtyard some people had started a fire and were sitting around it, trying to keep warm. One of the serving maids…noticed him…and said, ‘This man was with …Continue reading →