Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Luke

The Question of All Questions

LUKE 6:46 – Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”   THEME OF THE DAY: THE QUESTION OF ALL QUESTIONS.  In the journey of parenting, have you ever placed yourself in the futile position caused by asking the “why did you do that?” of your children?  I say, “futile position” because from a human perspective,…

Remember Who is Praying

  LUKE 22:32a – “But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.”   THEME OF THE DAY: REMEMBER WHO IS PRAYING.  It was mid-afternoon, but the thick clouds betrayed the clock.  Surely evening had arrived.  It looked like rain.  It smelled like rain.  It felt like rain.  I had no doubt the heavens were about to open.  I…

He Is Present Every Time

  LUKE 24:25–27 – And Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”   THEME…

The Four Greatest Words to Grace the Human Ear

LUKE 7:40-50 – And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I…

The Willing Heart of Jesus

LUKE 5:12-13 – While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him.” THEME OF…

Always on Watch. Always in Battle

LUKE 4:1-13 – And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to…