Learning the Way of the Cross

As time went on, Jesus began to teach the disciples in new ways. He gave them things to do.  He trained them in His mission and purpose. At the start of Luke 9, He formed His followers into teams. He equipped them with power to dispel demons and to heal...

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Threads of True Faith

Two desperate people fought their way to Jesus. One was a father whose daughter lay dying in his home. The other was a woman who had bled and bled and bled for 12 years. Jesus was surrounded. Crowds greeted Him wherever He went. The stories of His miracle ways and...

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The Way of the Seekers

Seeking Jesus is what the latter part of Luke 8 is all about. The people gathered ‘round Him to hear His Word. They were stirred and hungry for the Message. This news reached Jesus’ human family. What they heard bothered them. They were worried about His well-being. “And when his...

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Soil, Seed and Fruitfulness

“And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, ‘A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it.  And some...

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The Son of Man is Lord of All

“I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:  He is like a man building a house…” (Luke 6:47-48). What kind of house do would you like to build? That is the point that Jesus makes at the end of...

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Jesus Goes Home

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of...

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Let Freedom Ring

“And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.  But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved” (Luke 5:37 -38) From “The Freedom of the Christian Man” by Helmut...

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