Lost Things Are Still Owned

Lost things. A sheep. A coin. A son. These things are what Luke 15 is about. Jesus cares for what’s lost. It really is His total focus. He said as much in Luke 19:10: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which is lost.” Lost things...

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Places at His Table

A man got used. This man was just stumbling about. He fell again and again. His bruised body was hard to look at. Nothing worked for him as his disease progressed. He spent some days begging, others he just laid around. Few were willing grant any aid to him. He...

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Well-known in All Our Ways

Leaven. Whispers. Sparrows. Hairs. Ravens. Lilies. Sheep. All of these words refer to little things. And Jesus had a lot to say about small stuff in Luke 12. Surprisingly, the chapter opens with a picture of something that was not at all small. The crowds around the Son were large...

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Eyes Open to the Light

Many who know a little bit about Christ hold an opinion of Him as a gentle philosopher and poet. He came to show love and bring people together. All of those things are accurate, but they don’t reflect the whole truth about Him. Do you see Jesus as a great...

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Like Martha, Like Mary

Two sisters. Two very different personalities. Still, they were one in heart for and toward Jesus. They were like this along with their brother Lazarus. These women of the Scriptures are Mary and Martha, whose home at Bethany served as a rest stop for the Savior and His disciples. At...

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Firm and Fixed in Turbulent Times

The generation of Israelites mentioned in Psalm 78 "turned back in the day of battle" because they didn't set their hearts aright nor prepared their hearts to know God , and their spirits were not steadfast and faithful to God." (verses 5-8) Because the Lord Jesus "set His Face like...

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Great Harvest, Few Laborers

Jesus refused to allow His followers to sit idle, even after they’d stumbled. There was work to do, and He commissioned them to do it. He sent out more than 70 disciples as we read at the opening portion of Luke 10. This was done even after what we read...

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Help for Our Unbelief

“I believe, help my unbelief.” It’s a prayer I have learned to pray just about every day. This prayer comes from Mark 9, where we read about Jesus and His glorious transfiguration and, more importantly, what happened on the day after that shining moment. While reading Luke 9, we see...

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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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