Category Archives: Luke

The Thief and Us

The thief on the cross gives us a good look at the cross and at ourselves. His Crime and Ours (v32) – Luke calls him a criminal or lawbreaker.  In Matthew, he is called thief or rebel.  His crime is … Continue reading

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Consider His Compassionate Promise

In Luke 23:39-43, one of the thieves on the cross joins the soldiers and rulers in mocking Jesus.  But the other thief rebukes him.  He acknowledges his sin, and expresses faith in Jesus.  And Jesus makes him an incredible compassionate … Continue reading

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Consider His Compassionate Forgiveness

They have beaten him.  Whipped him.  Falsely condemned him.  Now in Luke 23:32-38, they hang him on the cross.  The rulers scoff at him.  The soldiers mock him.  And Jesus responds with…forgiveness.  Forgiveness!  That he would ask the Father to … Continue reading

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Consider His Compassionate Care

In Luke 23:26-31, Jesus is on the road to the cross.  He is bleeding from the lashes and the thorns.  He is bruised from the beatings.  He is exhausted from the torture and lack of sleep.  Every step is utter … Continue reading

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While We Wait

In Luke 21, Jesus tells us about the coming destruction of Jerusalem (which happened in AD 70) and his coming again (sometime yet in the future).  Several responses flow for us while we wait for his return: Do not be led … Continue reading

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Cleaning His House

And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold.  – Luke 19:45 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are … Continue reading

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God Loves You

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has … Continue reading

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Two Ways To Live

In the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6, Jesus gives us two ways to live.  One way is to live for self.  We can chase after riches, fullness, laughter, and popularity.  We can live to gain for ourselves, as … Continue reading

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Make Space for God

In Luke 10:38-42, we have seen the danger of being distracted like Martha, and the priority of listening like Mary.  But how can we apply this to our lives today?  We must make space for God.  We must make time to … Continue reading

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In Luke 1o:38-42, while Martha is distracted, Jesus says there is only one thing or few things necessary.  Mary has chosen it.  She is sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to him.  That is the one thing.  Sit and listen.  Stop … Continue reading

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