25 09, 2017

Luke 22:47-62

2017-09-25T15:48:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 22:47-62

In a moment of ill preparation, Peter reacts and pulls out his sword and cuts off the ear of the high priest’s servant. Peter’s actions were produced by overconfidence, prayerlessness, and not listening to the Word of God incarnate. And yet Jesus reaches right out and heals and restores the wounded man’s [...]

11 09, 2017

Luke 22:31-46

2017-09-11T15:56:27+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 22:31-46

Gethsemane means “the place of the press,” where olives would be crushed to produce oil.  Oil of course is emblematic of the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures.  In a striking picture, Jesus now arrives at this celebrated garden, where He will experience the greatest pressing of His life; the agony so intense [...]

14 08, 2017

Luke 22:1-30

2017-08-14T11:32:36+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 22:1-30

Upon receiving the glorious news of the New Covenant, the disciple’s reaction is to argue about who among them will be the greatest.  What’s remarkable here in the text, is that Christ is not upset one bit about their desire to be great in the Kingdom of God.  God deeply desires that [...]

7 08, 2017

Luke 21:20-38

2017-08-07T15:14:38+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 21:20-38

Of all the creatures that God created, He creates man alone with the distinctive ability and capacity to think well into the future. Have ya’ ever wondered just why that is? Well the Bible tells us that God has placed eternity within our hearts for a reason. God made you and I [...]

7 08, 2017

Luke 21:10-19

2017-08-07T14:22:07+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 21:10-19

The prophets and the Apostle Paul tell us that the relationship we are to have with God, is to mirror the relationship that a lump of clay has with the Potter. Now the Potter has an image in mind when he sits down at the wheel, and in order for that image [...]

7 08, 2017

Luke 21:5-9

2017-08-07T14:14:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 21:5-9

Jesus launches into the greatest prophetic sermon we have recorded in the Gospels, what we’ve come to call the Olivet discourse. And He starts where He always starts when He warns His church, warning against spiritual deception. Unlike the earthquakes and famines and wars and diseases which He tells us will also [...]

20 06, 2017

Luke 21:1-4

2017-06-20T14:40:06+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 21:1-4

Now when we’re reading the Bible, it sure seems like the Lord sets the bar pretty high for us doesn’t it? This week in Luke Chapter 21 we have another one of those staggering bars that appears just about impossible to clear. Now what we have to remember is, our God is [...]

20 06, 2017

Luke 20:41-47

2017-06-20T14:39:43+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 20:41-47

What’s on display in Luke Chapter 20, is the enormous capacity we as human beings have to deceive ourselves. Here in the text we have these religious leaders, with all their purported knowledge and all their religious affectations - themselves completely blind to the fundamental truths and core doctrines of the very [...]

20 06, 2017

Luke 20:19-40

2017-06-20T14:38:57+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 20:19-40

Given the staggering nature of the eternal realm as described and promised in the Bible, we tend to scratch our heads and wonder why a person wouldn’t want to be a part of that. The idea that this present world is all there is - well of course that’s nothing more than [...]