Category Archives: Luke

He Commands All Things

I’m still a couple of chapters away from reading the verse as part of my reading plan, but I’m reminded of the verse as I hover what I have read this morning. But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you … Continue reading

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Bear Fruit with Patience

Noticing this morning that one of these things is not like the other. Hovering over Luke’s account of Jesus’ telling of the parable of the sower. Pretty familiar story. Easy to skim because of the familiarity. But for some reason … Continue reading

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He Eats and Drinks with Tax Collectors and Sinners

Remove two words and the question becomes a truth. The examination turns into an exclamation. The inquiry morphs into a wondrous infallibility. Just by dropping two words. After this [Jesus] went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting … Continue reading

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No Guilt In Him, My Guilt On Him

These days my reading plan has me feeding on Jesus, as He makes His way to the cross, in “bite-sized” chunks. All of it is pretty familiar stuff. But oh, if I slow down and “chew my food” well, there … Continue reading

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We Have Heard It Ourselves

As far as back-and-forth conversations go, it was a pretty short one — at least according to how Mark was led by the Spirit to record it. Only 70 words, and most of those single syllable words. Not long. Not … Continue reading

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Faithful to the End

I didn’t catch a lot of the Olympics when it aired a few weeks ago, but I managed to watch a bit. Maybe that’s why a familiar image from the track came to mind this morning as I was reading. … Continue reading

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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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