Luke 21
on April 1st, 2020
Luke 21:4The widow put in all she had to live on. I find it interesting that Jesus would even let her do this. She had nothing and he watched her give even the little she had away. He idly sat by and observed the scene. He didn’t offer any help in the moment. From a human perspective that could seem callous. From a heavenly perspective, he’s doing her the greatest honor in the world, and allowing ...  Read More
Luke 20
on March 30th, 2020
Luke 20:23But he perceived their craftiness. Tricky, tricky, tricky. Throughout chapter 20, the various leaders of the Jewish establishment were pretty slick, seeking ways to catch Jesus in an indiscretion. They were crafty, devising questions that would proffer needed evidence. Jesus was going down. They just needed to figure out a way of pulling it off. But Jesus wasn’t thrown off in the least. ...  Read More
Luke 19
on March 27th, 2020
Luke 19:41When Jesus drew near and saw the city, he wept over it. When’s the last time you wept? To weep is a powerful thing. A full surge of emotions that occurs all at one time. And the force of it can sometimes take you by surprise. Is it surprising to think that Jesus wept? A full surge of emotions happening all at once. He looked at Jerusalem and knew the suffering she would endure. I believe...  Read More
Luke 18
on March 26th, 2020
Luke 18:16Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. We have a little girl who is a part of our congregation who always comes up and either gives me a little fist bump or a great big hug. She has such delightful eyes. Eyes full of love and eager excitement. Everything in her heart is riding on that moment. Well, last time we gathered as a church, d...  Read More
Luke 17
on March 25th, 2020
Luke 17:17Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Have you ever found yourself in a thankless job? People just expect things from you, and when they get it, well, that’s what you were there for in the first place. And they go happily on their way. Well, Jesus probably has the most thankless job ever. Savior of the world? That’s what he’s here for, right? People get in a pinch and they know wher...  Read More
Luke 16
on March 24th, 2020
Luke 16:31If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead. This is a stunning statement. Through this parable, Jesus basically says—You can have money, but money won’t save you.You can have miracles, but miracles won’t save you.You can even have the Scriptures, but Scriptures won’t save you, unless you HEAR them. Faith comes by hearin...  Read More
Luke 15
on March 23rd, 2020
Luke 15:32This your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found. Chapter 15 is all about recovering the lost. A sheep was lost, a coin was lost, and a son was lost. And when they were found, oh, the rejoicing that took place! Is there any greater purpose to life than being a part of God’s rescue mission? That’s the overall scheme of things – partnering with God to find souls. I was r...  Read More
Luke 14
on March 20th, 2020
Luke 14:34-35Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. There were times when Jesus didn’t mince his words, and we would do ourselves a great disservice if we danced around his difficult sayings. Given the context here, we see this is a warni...  Read More
Luke 13
on March 19th, 2020
Thursday, March 19 Luke 13:34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem… How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! I’ve always been impressed by the passion bubbling up in Christ’s heart in this moment of time. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem. This is what I was willing to do, yet you were not willing to let it happen. Have you ever had a block...  Read More
Luke 12
on March 18th, 2020
Luke 12:24, 27Consider the ravens… Consider the lilies… What a great passage. And what a great exercise. Take a moment now and consider the birds of the heaven and the flowers of the earth. Do they toil? Do they fret? Yet God feeds them, and God clothes them. How much more valuable are you! Fear not little flock. God is with us....  Read More
Luke 11
on March 18th, 2020
Luke 11:33No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. As believers in Jesus, we are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14). And as things get darker the light naturally grows with intensity. And, as we all know, the darkness of uncertainty has cast its shadow upon the world. So, now, more than ever, let your light shin...  Read More
Luke 10
on March 18th, 2020
Luke 10:3I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Right now, in the world, we are advised to practice social distancing. COVID-19 has us needing to pull back from social gatherings. And yet these words of Jesus still apply. “I am sending you out.” Even though you need to pull back socially, I want you reaching out relationally. So, how can you reach out today? Well, there are a few sa...  Read More