Tag Archives: Book of Luke

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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Priority

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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Distracted

Luke 10: 38-42 gives the account of Jesus stopping at Martha and Mary’s home.  Mary is sitting at Jesus’ feet listening.  Meanwhile Martha is distracted in her serving.  It is not the serving which is a problem, but being distracted.  … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

The Bible teaches us to love our neighbor.  But who is our neighbor?  This is a question a religious expert asked Jesus in Luke 10, and Jesus responds by telling the parable of the Good Samaritan.  Most are probably familiar … Continue reading

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Fire From Heaven

In Luke 9:51-56, the Samaritans reject Jesus, so James and John suggest that they might call down fire from heaven to destroy them.  Jesus rebukes them.  He has come not to destroy but to save.  Are we more like Jesus, or … Continue reading

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Marvel

After Jesus came down from his Transfiguration, he cast out an unclean spirit (Luke 9:37-43).  “And all were astonished at the majesty of God…they were all marveling at everything he was doing….”  In his actions they saw the majesty, the … Continue reading

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Listen

During the Transfiguration recorded in Luke 9:28-36, a cloud overshadows them, and a voice says, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”  The Father commands the disciples to listen to Jesus.  We too must listen to Jesus, … Continue reading

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It Is Not About Me

In the last post, we considered the identity of Jesus.  We considered his claim to be the King and Savior of the world.  We suggested that either he was the King and Savior or he was an egotistical nut.  Assuming … Continue reading

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The Identity of Jesus

Who is Jesus?  What is his identity?  As Jesus traveled around teaching and healing, people were talking.  They wondered who he was, and they came to some interesting conclusions, as we can see in Luke 9. Popular Ideas (v7-9, 18-19) … Continue reading

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