Category Archives: Luke

Excuses

In Luke 14, Jesus didn’t need to manufacture an object lesson, He reclined at one. Dining at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees created a ready-made on-ramp for talking about wedding feasts, dinners, and banquets and how common … Continue reading

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So Glad To See You

Not that I’d verbalize it this way, but I wonder if sometimes, deep down, I think that what Christ’s done for us is done. That the Son of Man who “came not to be served but to serve, and to … Continue reading

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The One Thing Necessary

It’s an annual visit. A yearly encounter. Every twelve months for the past many years I get to drop in and be reminded of the one thing necessary. Martha’s doing what Martha does best — welcoming Jesus into her home, … Continue reading

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How You Hear

If you’ve been around the gospels for any period of time, I’m guessing you’re familiar with the following kingdom teaching by Jesus: “For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the … Continue reading

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Heartburn

They didn’t see that coming. Lots to talk through and try to process as they headed down the road to Emmaus. They had gone to Jerusalem for an annual feast and were returning home having witnessed an unjust execution. They … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I don’t know if I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by the combination of my morning readings as I am this morning. Waves rolled over me as I read Isaiah 56 thru 58. The prophet trying to connect the hardship of … Continue reading

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The One Who Serves

I’ll take lesser known names of Christ for 500, Alex. Ok. The answer is: The title Jesus took for Himself as a means of contrasting greatness in His kingdom vs. greatness in the kingdoms of the world. Um . . … Continue reading

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Careworn but Confident

I don’t know about you, but these days I awake most mornings with a certain level of burden. Sometimes I can identify specific issues and situations which contribute to the weight on my chest I feel even before I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Straighten Up and Raise Our Heads

However one might think it plays out, I’m thinking that most believers see hard times as being a sign of the end times. That’s why more than one person has asked me over the past several months, “Do you think … Continue reading

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Seeking the Seeker

They were both seeking that day. One, desperately. While the other, however, was just “passing through.” The desperate one could barely see above the crowd for he was “small in stature.” But the Other saw everyone, and everything, clearly — … Continue reading

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